Scamp, a prominent blogger in the ad industry, had his blog suspended after someone complained about a comment someone had added to the site. The blog’s since been opened up, but this raises the issue of how unclear thousands of semi-professional bloggers may be on the strict terms and conditions of many of the free blog hosting platforms.
Do you know what rights you have as a blogger if someone makes a complaint about its content? Know what would happens to your content if the shutters came down and access was suddenly suspended by a hosting provider? In fact, do bloggers actually own the content on their free blogs? What happens if a complaint is made and isn’t resolved quickly (or at all)?
Should all bloggers now assume that they don’t 100 per cent own their content, as suggested by Scamp?