Fergus Cassidy mentions a firm in the UK offering libel/slander/copyright violation insurance to journalists and he inquired (no word back yet) as to whether they cover bloggers.
The one bit that caught my eye and made me say “can they really do that?” was this:
More and more publications are now requiring freelancers to indemnify against libel/slander/defamation as a condition of accepting the story
I would have thought the publications as the ones publishing were the ones liable, contract or no. What’s the point in writing for the big orgs if they are not going to protect you?