When you designed your website, you probably dreamt about how wonderful it would be if one day a popular TV program featured it, and you would become famous overnight, and make lots of $$$.
Well, practice shows that your dream for your website to be featured on national TV can indeed come true, but NOT exactly in the way you imagined! 사설토토
A couple of questions for you to answer:
Can your website be used, without your permission, in a broadcast about scams?
Can your personal photo, without you knowing about it, be displayed in a TV program about illegal activities?
If you think “No way!”, think again – it already happens!
(Real-life case study can be found at [http://www.MediaDefamation.org)]
And even more – it may turn out to be absolutely legal!!!
You wouldn’t think about it this way, would you? You probably think that if such a thing happens to you, you can sue the TV program and retire young and rich?
What a misconception!
Now, let me elaborate a little on the subject of defamation and defamation law, how it works offline and online.
The relationship between online and offline Media is very young, and therefore, unregulated. In fact, online publications are legally recognized as a public media on its own. This means, a publication of a defamatory statement on your website, forum or mailing list CAN be prosecuted in the same fashion as a publication in a newspaper.
But now, since Internet is considered a public media, any information that is published on your website may be also considered as being in a public domain, which means ANY information that is available online may be used by another media publication in their review of other publications. The use of this information will be legal.
What does it mean for YOU?
It means that a TV program or a newspaper can use a snapshot of your website in their publication or broadcast. They can use images of your website, and they are legally allowed to do it!
A TV program, for example, can show pages of your website when talking about the industry trends or to illustrate a topic of the broadcast.
Now, what if the program is about SCAMS in your industry?
For example, what if a TV program decided to highlight fraud in delivering merchandise or services purchased