Fernanda Viégas is a PhD candidate working in the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. She is conducting a survey for a class on Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier: Electronic Surveillance and Copyright Control.
"Why am I running this specific survey on blogs? Blogs have gone from being a once marginal activity of Internet enthusiasts to becoming squarely mainstream. With the gradual upgrade to a more “serious” publishing venue, blog authors are finding themselves increasingly liable for what they write. My paper will explore the tension between the “freedom” experienced by authors in their blog sites and the legal predicaments they are bound to experience as online publishers in the near future."
Take the survey Do it in the NAME OF SCIENCE! SCIENCE! I did. It takes about 5 minutes.