Adding “LLC” to the end of your business name can also give your company some additional credibility.
Admittedly, determining how your business will be organized is not nearly as exciting as picking your company name, creating a logo or building a sleek website. Yet, a proper business structure will help you maximize profits, minimize risk and get all the boring stuff — taxes, paperwork, fees —...
No matter how you go about your contract, the most important thing is that you actually devote time and attention to it.
Have you ever asked yourself whether your contract was good enough? If you’re like most freelancers or small business owners, you probably don’t have the time or, frankly, the desire, to deal with something as mundane as a contract. And, for the most part, you don’t have to. Drafting...
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Cyberbullying and nonconsensual pornography (otherwise known as “revenge porn”) are two of the most common ways in which videos are misused online to harm others. Arming yourself with knowledge of the laws, policies and legal developments surrounding these types of video misuse can empower you take action or help...
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It’s safe to say that almost everyone is on social media. We post videos of ourselves and our friends often without thinking about it. But what happens when that video goes viral and suddenly becomes a source of revenue? How can we avoid the legal complications that might accompany such success?
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So you’ve decided to raise money for your creative project through crowdfunding. You’ve researched different crowdfunding methods, chosen a platform that fits your needs, and determined your financial goal. Now it’s time to start filming your promotional video, right?If you ask a lawyer, the answer will most likely be...
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Just as you wouldn’t drive a car without insurance, you should also never shoot without it either. Of course, we’re not saying you need to carry production insurance while filming your kids at the playground, but any time that you shoot any type of collaborative piece – whether you’re...
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Andy Warhol shattered the mold that artists had been using for hundreds of years – the mold that made “art” and for many art critics, the jury is still out on Andy, but there’s one thing that nobody can deny – he shook up the art world.I went to...
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