Blogger’s Bill of Rights
Radiant Marketing Group posts about the Blogger’s Bill of Rights, an internet bill that aims to force companies to evaluate their policies. The bill was started by Ellen Simonetti, the Queen of Sky blogger, who was fired from her job as a flight attendant for posting inappropriate pictures in uniform on her blog.
The bill proclaims that bloggers are entitled to the following basic rights:
FREEDOM TO BLOG.
FREEDOM FROM PERSECUTION AND RETALIATION BECAUSE OF OUR BLOGS:
- If an employer wishes to discipline an employee because of his/her blog, it must first establish clear-cut blogging policies and distribute these to all of its employees.
- Blogging employees shall be given warning before being disciplined because of their blogs.
- NO ONE shall be fired because of his/her blog, unless the employer can prove that the blogger did intentional damage to said employer through the blog.
Blogophobic companies, who violate the Bloggers� Bill of Rights, will be blacklisted by millions of bloggers the world over.
Over 30 bloggers have already signed the bill, it will be interesting to see if it has any impact on establishing set blogging policies.