Opening Statements

Risky Blogness


While some homeowners or renters policies may cover online activities, most do not—especially if they can be considered a business (anything with advertising might be). But for the typical blogger, liability insurance is too costly.

Now the Media Bloggers Association is offering BlogInsure, a first-of-its-kind liability insurance for bloggers with premiums starting at $540 a year (the MBA will offer a discounted price of $450 under an accredited member program early next year). The policy will provide coverage for defamation, in­vasion of privacy, copyright infringement and other troubles plaguing bloggers these days.

The catch? Bloggers first must take the MBA’s media law course to qualify for the insurance.

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