Article by Michael Rasmussen published in Compliance & Ethics Professional, March/April 2013.
- Organizations are under pressure to mitigate reputational risk and conduct their business in a socially responsible manner.
- The heightened focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) now includes a greater awareness of—and respect for copyrighted material and intellectual property rights.
- To truly include a respect for copyright in any CSR initiative, companies must implement the right policies, training, processes, and monitoring tools.
- By failing to centrally define, communicate, and manage these practices, companies risk violating the copyrights and intellectual property of others.
- In an increasingly digital workplace, companies can leverage copyright respect as a manageable pillar upholding their more general corporate responsibility.