Online Service Providers: How to Find Safe Harbor from User-Generated Copyright Storms

In 1998, Congress updated the copyright laws by passing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).[1] Congress’s stated intent in passing the law was to ensure that creative producers embraced the Internet to distribute their works without fear of losing their intellectual property rights or getting sued for copyright infringement.[2] Safe Harbor Provisions In order to […]

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LinkedIn to Litigation? IP Issues & Social Media: Part 2

Social Media and Non-Compete/Non-Solicit Policies  As mentioned in IP Issues and Social Media: Part 1 – BYOD, the lines between “work” and “play” have blurred for many employees in the modern workplace. In addition to using electronic devices for both business and personal use, many workers connect and communicate with work-related contacts using their personal […]

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IP Issues and Social Media: Part 1: BYOD

In today’s computer-saturated culture, people from 8 to 80 have social media accounts to connect and keep in touch with family, friends, and business contacts. Many cell phones have capabilities exceeding those of the highest-powered computers of only a few years ago. Workers today use their phones, tablets, and portable computers to stay connected wherever […]

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