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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 from [...]

By | 2012-02-02T05:00:39+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Blogging, Business Law|51 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 | 2018-09-30T15:08:56+00:00 May 10th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|533 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 | 2011-04-19T10:50:09+00:00 April 19th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law|0 Comments

Contract Law Basics In Plain English

Monetization, ad-sponsored content and conference sponsorship discussions have become more and more prevalent among the blogging community. I’ve noticed that the issue of contractual obligations has started to come up. Throughout the twitter stream I see pleas for sponsorships, giveaway donation, reviews and so forth. In addition, as bloggers, often we agree to a number [...]

By | 2011-03-18T10:00:31+00:00 March 18th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law|13 Comments