Practical business law for start-up entrepreneurs
In a flourishing small business sector, especially in information-based businesses, knowledge of certain business law concepts will help you use your lawyer as a valuable adviser rather than a necessary expense: Business structures (proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations), Information law and rights (copyright, privacy, and more), and Agreements (licences and other contracts).
Replacing Fixation: How the information age is forcing us to fix what has always been wrong with copyright
Copyright protection is attracted by the fixation of expression, and not by the notional birth of idea. Fixation, in the sense of it being the endpoint of the creative process, is an obsolete concept. The creative cycle is idea -> expression -> [possible] fixation -> impression -> idea. As technology changes the nature of creative works to make fixation elusive if not extinct, it also enables fixation's more legally honest replacement. Whatever replaces fixation as the moment that attracts protection will not be tied to uniform of permanent presentation of a work, and will come from within the work.
Making your Will Clear and Certain
Judges often talk about “certainty” in legal documents. Certainty is the product of clear language and well-planned logic. Nowhere is certainty more important than in your Last Will and Testament. Why? Your will has to be interpreted by your executors … Continue reading