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Google’s new subscription music service has debuted to mostly rave reviews. The service, Google Play Music All Access, is the internet giant’s answer to already popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio. In fact, most of...

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Now that the official start of summer is right around the corner, many people and families are looking to plan summer vacations. Technology has made planning vacations significantly easier, however the sheer amount of travel apps to choose from...

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When you are starting a small business, your to-do list often seems endless. Since many small business owners have limited knowledge of the law, legal issues facing your business may seem daunting. Furthermore, if you are starting a business,...

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There is no question that the Internet has changed the business landscape and has significantly lowered traditionally high barriers to entry in some industries. No longer do startups and entrepreneurs need to have large amounts of capital to get...

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A professional and robust Internet presence is essential for any business that wants to remain competitive in today’s marketplace. The web allows for business opportunities that did not exist just a few years ago, and also allows anyone with...

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This month, book publishers and Google reached a settlement regarding how Google may digitize books and make them available for its users.  At issue is whether Google’s book-scanning project, known as “Google Books,” violated both publisher’s and author’s copyrights....

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If you blog or have a website, chances are you have looked at other people’s writing to get ideas or content. At what point do you cross the line from legitimate research to copyright infringement? A few guidelines may...

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Having a website is essential for almost all business owners, and the Internet is a tool that allows companies that were once operating in a limited geographic area to literally conduct business across the globe. As much as a...

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On Thursday, February 23 the Obama administration released a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” and called on Congress to pass strong legislation to enforce the proposal. The Bill of Rights proposes new technical and legal tools to protect the...

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Websites and copyright law

If you have a website, even for personal or recreational use, you should consider copyright issues.  As a general rule, the copyright in a work is owned by its creator, so if you are publishing anything on your site – photos,...

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