Shape government (CA) policy on electroincs resources March 14, 2002 12:57 PM Subscribe
My employers, one of two bodies of the California State Legislature, are in the process of putting together an acceptable-use policy for the internal and external dissemination of electronic resources - letterhead, outreach materials, seals, etc. We need to address a lot of different issues: the distribution of materials containing copyrighted materials (for example, an events calendar that uses stock photography or clipart images); the distribution of materials that could be used (illegally) to further a member's campaign for (re)election; the violation of FPPC regulations (for example - if a member of this house is prevented by law from sending, via the US postal service, materials that violate the FPPC - either in content or form - do these rules apply to electronically-disseminated materials? why or why not?) ... Etc. It's a big job, and I'd like to know if any MeFiers have comments / suggestions / resources to share regarding this effort, which will hopefully result in making state state legislature even more accessible, but at the same time not relax controls on finance and campaigns. I thought someone had posted a recent link to a weblog related to e-government policy and the distribution of electornic resources, but I coulnd't find it by searching, so I apologize if this could have been better addressed elsewhere.