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4 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Online Content From Thieves
Last week, I wrote about 4 pervasive copyright myths that can be hazardous to your business. That post was all[...]
5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Tide’s Super Bowl Ads
The Super Bowl is a truly unique moment in television. Sure, the game can be great (and my wife is[...]
4 Copyright Myths That Can Destroy Your Business
As you might imagine, I get asked all kinds of questions about legal issues. Because I work and spend time[...]
4 Phases To Cut Through The Overwhelm And Build A Thriving Online Business
Do you sometimes feel like the people in the image above? You know, run absolutely ragged and not sure if[...]
Do You Know Where The Legal Landmines Lurk?
I recently asked my audience to tell me their biggest concern and questions, I got some great responses. There were[...]
What Every Online Entrepreneur Needs To Know To Avoid Social Media Legal Disasters
When I first launched my business, I have to admit that I was woefully unprepared from the social media perspective.[...]
What Every Podcaster Needs To Know To Avoid Legal Disasters
So you've launched a podcast. . . or you're thinking of launching one. There's no question that podcasting is a[...]
7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Trade Secrets
The term “trade secret” is often tossed around without a true understanding of what it is and why it is[...]
5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Copyrights
When starting an online business, one of your top priorities is ensuring that your ideas and creations are protected. Having[...]
10 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Trademarks
If you are an entrepreneur, you should hopefully already have a good idea of how important intellectual property can be[...]
8 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Patents
If you are an entrepreneur with an innovative new product or service you are ready to take to the market,[...]
Your Platform Is Your Business, But Is It Protected?
If you are like most online entrepreneurs, you don’t spend much time focusing on your company’s intellectual property. You go[...]

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Blogging Guest Posting FB Live
Blogging And The Law - Guest Posting Do you have writers who create guest posts for your blog sign any[...]
Blogging Agreements With Contributors FB Live
Blogging and The Law: Agreements With Contributors Many online entrepreneurs choose to outsource at least some aspects of the creation[...]
Blogging Image FB Live
Blogging and The Law: Images A great blog post pretty much has to have great images. The images draw people[...]
Blogging Don’t Steal FB Live
Blogging and The Law: Don't Steal Content Today, we start our blogging theme week. In today's video, I address the[...]
Course Creation Do You Own It? FB Live
Course Creation And The Law: Make Sure You Own It Did you know that if you don't have written agreements[...]
Course Creation Terms Of Service FB Live
Course Creation And The Law: Terms of Service In today's live, I discuss one of the most important considerations for[...]
Course Creation Name And Image FB Live
In this video, I address two places where you need to make sure that your course does not step on[...]
Course Creation Right To Publicity FB Live
Course Creation And The Law: What You Need To Know About The Right To Publicity. In this video, I address[...]
Course Creation Borrowing FB Live
Course creators unite! Or at least get you legal affairs in order. In this FB Live, I discuss one of[...]
Social Media Employee Agreements FB Live
If you outsource any of the work related to your social media accounts, you need to have agreements in place[...]
Social Media Authenticity FB Live
Be your authentic self. Don't copy someone else's brand. Doing so on social media can get you in legal hot[...]
Social Media Music FB Live
Music is awesome, but you have to be careful not to let music drag your social media down. If you[...]
Social Media Right to Publicity FB Live
Everyone is entitled to control their own name, image, and likeness. That means you can't use someone else's personality rights[...]
Social Media Image Issues FB Live
Legal Issues With Social Media: Careful With Your Images Learn more in this video.  
Podcast: You Need To Address Legal Issues Now FB Live
Many online entrepreneurs (including podcasters) wonder why they have to worry about legal issues at the outset. Learn why in[...]
Podcast Artwork Issues FB Live
Artwork is a key part of any good podcast (it's what draws people in). In today's lesson, we discuss the[...]
Podcast Guest Releases FB Live
Guest interviews are the life's blood of most podcasts. If you have guests appear on your show, you should have[...]
Podcast Music Issues FB Live
What Every Podcaster Needs To Know About Picking The Right Music. Music is awesome. And the right music can set[...]
Podcast Naming Issues FB Live
Choosing a podcast name that won't land you in legal jeopardy. You will need to make sure that no one[...]
Right to Publicity FB Live Video
Everyone has the right to control their name, image, and likeness. This is called the "right to publicity" or "personality[...]
Copyright Basics FB Live
Copyrights are everywhere. As an online entrepreneur, they can be your best friend or your worst enemy. You need to[...]
Trade Secrets Basics FB Live
Trade secrets are my favorite form of intellectual property, but they seem to get the least respect. Trade secret protection[...]
What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Trademarks
If you have a business, you need to understand some basic concepts about trademark law. Trademarks cover all aspects of[...]
Patent Basics FB Live Video Lesson
In this lesson, I provide a basic overview of patents and discuss how they are relevant (or maybe not) to[...]
2 Common Misconceptions About Intellectual Property Dispelled
In this video lesson, I address two of the most prevalent and pernicious misconceptions that online entrepreneurs have about intellectual[...]