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Can I get sued for this?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by TheRallymethod, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. TheRallymethod

    TheRallymethod Junior Member

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    Can I get sued for writing and selling an article about "Facebook Security"? I wrote a 1000 word article (rough draft) about how to protect your privacy on Facebook, and was thinking about selling it. Will I need approval from Facebook to sell content that is based on their name? OR is it safe to even write and publish an article speaking on Facebook's establishment? I know this may sound like a silly question, and you all may even laugh at me. However, I know that there are so many hidden laws and regulations now days.
     
  2. morgan456

    morgan456 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can make it as safeguarding privacy on social networking sites... rather than specifically hitting the name of one...!
     
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  3. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    If you are an American citizen you can write about anything you want.
    Hustler Magazine v. Falwell

    "free-speech guarantee prohibits awarding damages to public figures to compensate for emotional distress intentionally inflicted upon them."

    If you feel unsure use suckerbergs name, he's a public figure.
     
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  4. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    I don't believe there would be a problem with the content - there are many product / software / system user guides written by third parties.

    There may be an issue if you are deemed to be using their name to promote your own business - if, for example, you used a domain like facebooksecurity.
     
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    gimpm3 Newbie

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    Exactly. If you're still worried write it as a product review.
     
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    not really, there are whole books on facebook related topics.