A step by step outline for how to deal with copyright infringement and using DMCA. Tools to use, example letters, and more. Read More
Why are small businesses in the U.S. against the proposed 1099 expansion? Well, how would you like it if you had to fill out a seperate form everytime you spent more than $600 during the year on any vendor? Business owners explained to Congress recently the excessive cost and time required to meet Read More
This article discusses fair selling practices in business. If you are not careful to abide by them, you can find yourself in a bit of legal trouble. Read More
My most recent article for 365daysofstartups provided an introduction to some of the basic principles of copyright law as they apply to business owners and creative professionals. This week's article discusses the benefits of obtaining copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. Read More
Will more government regulation help or hurt economic recovery? It's not too hard to figure out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce view with this interactive Website depicting the complexity of the new financial regulations in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. How wil Read More
A so-called "supertax" on big retailers in Scotland may violate EU law, if it provides "state aid" to small businesses. Charles Livingston, an associate at law firm Brodies, explains, "The EU does not allow governments to play favourites with participants in a competitive market. There is a ban on Read More
There may be more legal action in the case of a small business that went belly up just a few months after receiving $8 million in funding through a program backed by state tax credits. Read the story of Protein Solutions, a Chicago meat-packing company that may be a good argument for discretion whe Read More
A new "benefit corporation" status for socially conscious small businesses allows companies to make their commitments to things like fair-trade or eco-friendly products legally binding by writing this commitment into their company charters. Learn more about this new small business designation and t Read More
The push for repeal of a healthcare law unpopular with many business groups and which the majority of small business owners oppose according to a recent survey, has begun. The law was repealed by opponents in the U.S. House last week with passage of special legislation, but repeal will be more diff Read More
Two U.S. federal agencies are backing down on regulations that business groups consider unfriendly. The regulations on noise in the workplace and additional testing of products by the FDA were popular with consumer advocates but had drawn criticism from business leaders. What balance do you think s Read More
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