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Bloggers feel legal heat

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Judgments against bloggers The Associated Press reports that bloggers have been targeted by a number of lawsuits: 100 judgments valued at $17 million have gone against bloggers in the past three years. About 60 percent of the judgments relate to defamation, 25 percent were for copyright infringement and 10 percent related to piracy, according to the report. The article references a $25 million defamation lawsuit against a Miami real estate agent and blogger (see related Inman News article). On Friday, Inman News reported that online real estate referral and rebate company ePerks has filed a lawsuit against a former real estate agent who has posted information about the company at his blog site (read article here). Builders' confidence index matches record low A builder confidence index sank back to a record low level this month, the National Association of Home Builders reported today. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, which is based on a monthly survey o...