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#BuildingStrongBusinesses: Getting Legal and Getting Strong

In Contracts 101, Copyrights 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

Being strong isn’t just an important aspect of fitness, it’s an important aspect of being a business owner. As an attorney for entrepreneurs, I have had the pleasure of working with a few people in the fitness entrepreneurial space and no one understands the importance of building a strong business quite like them. So, rather than write about some far …

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Tips to Protect your Online Course or Ebook

In Blog, Copyrights 101, Online Business Necessities, Trademark 101 by Shannon Montgomery

Working with creative entrepreneurs in the fitness space has exposed me to the wide world of online courses and e-books. Whether you’ve created a 7-day course on transitioning from counting macros to intuitively eating or writing out a book on your favorite moves in the gym selling that product online can be profitable, but leave you open to infringement lawsuits, …

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DMCA Takedown Requests: How to Ensure You’re Compliant

In Blog, Copyrights 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the main piece of legislation that has allowed websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram to grow and keep from being sued out of business. Essentially the DMCA is a safe harbor process that allows owners of websites to remove any intellectual property that someone claims are infringing on their rights, without also being …

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Work For Hire Provisions

In Blog, Contracts 101, Copyrights 101, Independent Contractors, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

To continue on from the last posts theme I wanted to talk about work for hire provisions and agreements within your independent contractor package as a whole. California exception: But, before we get into the topic I want to put a disclaimer on this one aside from my normal this is not legal advice line. This topic is very different …