InformationWeek article on who owns the content on professional bloggers’ sites


Here. Mentions me (and something I must have posted about college) and Scoble. Funny what you find when you are ego surfing. I guess I don’t have much of an issue with leaving this blog here if I were to move on to another position. But some other people may have more of a personal attachment, I think. Yes, if I were to leave, Microsoft would officially be the proud owner of a link to a tooting bean and a bunch of Apprentice recaps. If I ever decide to leave, I’ll be sure to announce it after trading hours.


Comments (4)

  1. But this does point out a danger of corporate blogging. People should be aware if they post an original idea or something that could be viable IP that they just handed over that stuff to their employer. So the bottom line could be to only post on your work blog things that are directly related to work.

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    I’m just laughing about anything on here being considered IP…oh. you mean the work related stuff? I don’t know how a company can own a person’s opinion. So I guess I’m trying to think of what could be here that is considered true IP. If it’s the actual words on the screen, then I guess there’s always more where that came from. If someone were to move along, they could always link back t their old blog assuming that the previous company left it up.

  3. I was meaning more about a scenario if a software developer described a cool new algorithm or an engineer blogged about a new type of electronic design. Now if they blogged on a corporate server and the content did not pertain to anything they were employed to do, I do think that their employer may have cause to own the ideas they described in said blogs.

    Now your stuff I have no idea! 🙂 I was trying to think of some situations from other fields.

  4. One thing that popped into my head last night was the use of blogs in university settings. When I was attending Michigan State for Computer Science all students had to agree to the fact that any software written on university computers was the property of the Board of Reagents. So that leads me to wonder how universities are handing blogs and potential intellectual property issues.