Blog disclaimers might not seem like the most exciting thing in the world but they’re incredibly important. Without a disclaimer, you could be open to potential legal issues that arise from people reading your content. While it isn’t likely that you’ll get in trouble for running a blog without a disclaimer, why take the chance? A disclaimer keeps you safe and makes your blog look more professional. There’s no downside to having one but the trick is making one that covers every area that applies to your blog. To publish the right disclaimer, read on.
Blogging may seem as easy as sitting down, typing some thoughts out, and hitting publish – but as you get deeper into the practice, you can run into some legal issues you might not expect. Knowing what they are can help you avoid any missteps. Some issues are common sense to people with publishing experience, but others may be a surprise. [Read more…]
White collar crime is a lot more common than you might think. Are you doing what you need to do to protect yourself and your financial assets? A new app could potentially be the answer to prevent you from becoming a victim. [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Aaron George, an entrepreneur focused on changing the legal industry. His startup called LawKick makes it easier than ever to find affordable, qualified legal help for free.
People blog for different reasons. Some just do it for fun. Some use it as a marketing tool for other products and services. Some do it full-time and make a living by serving up ad impressions. No matter what your reason is, it’s a good idea to be aware of the key legal considerations of operating a blog.
Depending on your blog strategy and your reason for blogging in the first place, there are different legal obligations you must meet.
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For the casual blogger just writing for the thrill of self-expression, you won’t have more than a few minor legal concerns to think about. But if blogging is your primary source of income, there are more serious legal issues that come into play, and you should definitely address them before it’s too late.
This post highlights three of the most common legal mistakes made by bloggers, along with some tips on what you can do to avoid them. [Read more…]
Research published in Forbes found that only half of the new businesses that are started each year survive their first five years. Since getting a business off the ground and making it a success takes a lot of hard work, the last thing any business owner wants is for a threat to derail their success. However, the competitive nature of business means there are quite a few threats that can do just that. While there’s no way to completely eliminate those threats, the good news is there are plenty of steps you can take to protect your business from them. [Read more…]