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Tax Tips For Bloggers

  Every week I get a few emails from bloggers or online professionals asking me questions about taxes. Most of them are the same questions again and again. Because I can't answer fact-specific questions individually without potentially creating an attorney/client relationship, I tend to give the same general answers. First and foremost, seek counsel [...]

By |2020-05-14T13:35:47-07:00February 2nd, 2012|Blogging, Business Law|57 Comments

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Giveaway Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know

More and more I'm seeing giveaways that may not be fully compliant with federal or state laws governing giveaways. Whether online or off, there are a host of laws that every contest holder must follow or risk significant fines or, in some states, criminal prosecution. Giveaway laws in the U.S. cover sweepstakes, contests, and [...]

By |2020-09-05T08:48:31-07:00May 10th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|621 Comments

Contract Law Basics Part 2

Now that you know contract law basics, I'd like to move on to the main issues of contract negotiation. Most contracts, regardless of who they're from, will have been crafted by a team of lawyers and heavily stacked in favor of the other party. It's just how it works. Most lawyers aren't in the business [...]

By |2020-05-14T13:31:21-07:00April 19th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law|0 Comments

Law and Etiquette for Using Photos and Images Found Online

Most SEO experts suggest using at least one photo in every blog post. From an aesthetic perspective, it's a good idea, especially when the online photo has something to do with the content. Photos and images are especially important for storytelling. Remember that "A picture is worth a thousand words" adage? I always thought [...]

By |2020-09-05T08:58:51-07:00April 5th, 2011|Blogging, Copyright, Social Media|246 Comments