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Top 5 Tips to Make Sure You Get Paid.

Far too often I find myself advising clients that are chasing debts owed to them for goods sold or services provided. This is an unfortunate situation that none of us want to find ourselves in.  Most times with small business it is not economical or financially viable to pursue these debts. Here are my top…

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Advice for Disrupters

A lot of the starts-ups that I work with, especially the technology start-ups, are doing something completely different with their business. This might be operating a traditional business in a new way – such as myself, offering online Legal Services at a fixed fee – or it could be doing something completely new. I spend…

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Fair dealing week – Learn about copyright and protect your own work

I am blessed to be able to work with a lot of creative individuals – designers, developers, photographers. The protection of their copyright is probably the most significant concern that ‘creatives’ approach me with to discuss. Even more than making sure they get paid. On the flip side, I also have conscientious clients that ask…

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Protecting information – minimising risk to your business

Internet security is becoming increasingly topical and is at the forefront of conversation in the business community. There have been large companies subject to internet security risks and has either been hacked or had personal information stolen or leaked. Small businesses have also been targeted and have had their business information held for ransom. The…

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Why choose me as your technology lawyer

  Technology law is an area that has expanded and developed over time, exactly like technology has. I first studied technology law in the 90’s, when it basically consisted of looking at cases where celebrities had had their names used by someone else in a domain name, and were then being asked to pay huge…

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Privacy. How do you protect the privacy of your customers and what are your obligations?

“Ransomware”, “Hacking”, “Cybercrime” are commonly used terms in today’s on-line world.  If you store information electronically the information is at risk of being accessed, stolen, destroyed or even held to ransom.  Yes, this is true.  Small businesses are being targeted by scammers who hack into computers and lock access and only granting the access when…

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Copyright and content marketing – information has never been more freely available than right now, so how do you make the most of this opportunity without infringing copyright?

The internet has provided a new avenue to share information, especially for creative works.  We now have a worldwide platform to spruik our wares, educate others and promote our businesses.  On the flipside, there is now more pressure to create content.  We need to populate our websites, social media pages and blogs and of course…

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How to avoid being a SPAMMER

I am getting SPAMMED.  For over one year I have been receiving emails from an overseas on-line store.  I can’t unsubscribe.  I can’t contact the company.  I can’t make it stop.  Sending SPAM messages can lead to large penalties but mostly it’s bad for business – because it’s annoying!  SPAM laws apply to electronic messages,…

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Running a competition – legally

You!  For taking the time to understand your obligations when running a competition. I am often asked questions about the laws that apply to running competitions.  Which is great, because the majority of competitions that I see offered by small business, especially on social media don’t comply with the laws.  What laws you ask? Well…

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