How Can Your Business Avoid Liability as a Result of Third Party Postings on Your Website?

CMRS Law Internet Law

If you are a website owner, you probably wonder whether you may be sued for content, like comments, photographs, or videos posted on your website by third parties.  Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) may offer you some relief. Immunity under the CDA The CDA is a federal law enacted by Congress to promote the flow and free …

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Safe Harbor Provisions

CMRS Law Copyright, Internet Law

If you operate a website that allows users to post or generate content, you may be liable for contributory copyright infringement.  With statutory damages between $750 and $30,000 per work, or actual damages, available to aggrieved parties, liability for infringement can easily run into the millions of dollars.  Luckily for online service providers, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 …

Protecting Customer and Employee Personal Information: Ohio’s Data Security Breach Notification Law

CMRS Law Employment Law, Government Compliance

If your company collects the “personal information” of customers or employees on its computers and those people are residents of Ohio, it is vital that you establish a system to protect this information and respond accordingly in the event of a security breach.  Ohio Revised Code Section 1349.19 establishes notification requirements if the electronic security system protecting this information is …