For a small business, free Wi-Fi can be a great way to lure in customers, encouraging them to spend time at your establishment.
However, offering internet access comes with a bit of a risk, opening your business up to security breaches and providing others with a place to engage in illegal activity, such as downloading copyrighted material and viewing child pornography.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your business.
While it’s unlikely that you’ll be held legally responsible for your customers’ copyright infringement, it may still cause problems with your internet service provider.
AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon have struck a deal with the MPAA and RIAA that requires the providers to give warnings to residential customers believed to be stealing content. Five violations can end in termination of service.