Freelancers

Why Your Website Needs a DMCA/Copyright Policy

If you operate a website, you should consider enacting a DMCA policy to limit your exposure to copyright infringement claims. In this post, we'll explain your risk and how you can protect your startup or small business. (You might also want to check out our two part series on terms of use and privacy policies - here [...]

By | 2017-03-25T13:07:53+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part Two)

The legal policies that accompany your startup's website or mobile app are important. Last week we explained why you might need them, this week we'll explain what goes in them. Terms of Use As we explained last week, your Terms of Use are legal terms that your users accept and agree to when they [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:52+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part One)

When you launch a website or app you are probably not thinking about legal issues, but you should. Depending on what your website or app does, you may need legal terms to protect you. In this post you'll learn the basics of Terms of Use and Privacy Policies and why you might need them. In [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:54+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Boilerplate Contract Provisions (Part Two)

This is the second post in a series about the innocent looking boilerplate provisions at the end of your contract that are more important than you might think. In the first post, we explained seven boilerplate provisions related to the interpretation of your contract and in this post we'll explore five common legal provisions that impact your rights if a [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:55+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Boilerplate Contract Provisions (Part One)

Don't be fooled by the innocent looking boilerplate provisions at the end of your contract - they are more important than you might think. Nearly every contract concludes with a set of standard boilerplate provisions (sometimes called the miscellaneous section). These provisions deal with the interpretation of the contract's terms and enforcement of the contract. [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:55+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Trademark Law

Too many entrepreneurs contact me *after* discovering they may not own their company name. Don't let that happen to you! In this post we'll explore the core aspects of trademark law that every entrepreneur should know. Trademarks protect your name/logo A trademark is any name, logo, slogan, etc., that is used to identify and distinguish your [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|