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By WORLDLawDirect [November 21st, 2013]
The U.S. Constitution and state and federal statutes and regulations play important roles in addressing the various legal issues that arise when adults try to protect children from what is considered inappropriate sexually explicit material or experiences on the Internet. Federal and state laws, including laws that apply to the Internet, are there to deal with child pornography and obscenity by forbidding the production, distribution, and, in the case of child pornography, possession of these materials. Anything considered obscene with respect to minors is regulated for children but not for adults. >> MORE
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Your most common questions answered:
- Does running a website make me subject to being sued in any state in the USA?
- [August 14th 2011]
- Not usually. You can always be sued in the jurisdiction where you are located. However, in general, you will only be liable in other states if you cause harm in the other state.
- Can you sue a website?
- [November 21st 2013]
- Does it matter if an employee's Internet usage is not always work related?
- [November 21st 2013]
- As for legal rights, current US laws only prohibit employers for intercepting email while it is in transit, not from reading it prior to sending or once it has been received. The law also prohibits the gathering of personal information such as bank account and credit card information. Though legal issues have arisen from workplace surveillance, most final rulings favor employers because they have a right to protect their business, which is viewed as their property. An employer does have the right to reprimand an employee for inappropriate or abusive Internet use. In the end, proper use of the Internet at work is the employee’s responsibility.