Liability Protections for online service providers under the DMCA and CDA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provide significant liability protections for those who host interactive online media.  The cumulative protections provided by these two acts can potentially eliminate liability for copyright infringement and defamation. Continue reading “Liability Protections for online service providers under the DMCA and CDA”

Communication Tools and Employee Misuse

Law Offices of Kathryn M. Vanden Berk, LLC, October 15, 2004

If you are like most child welfare organizations, you have over the past few years created a large inventory of communications devices that you require your employees to use for work. These tools are so vital to efficient operations that we cannot get along without them. Unfortunately, improper personal use of these tools can lead to trouble (see box). An employer’s exposure for any of these uses is significant. They may jeopardize your reputation in the community, threaten your financial viability, and illegally disclose sensitive or confidential information. To try to prevent this from happening, you need to develop tough but fair approaches that will maintain your control over use of these devices while ensuring that they remain available to further your organization’s mission. Continue reading “Communication Tools and Employee Misuse”