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Fair Use and Copyright Infringement

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

Copyright law is important and in my opinion an extremely important aspect of the art and creative world. Of course, some argue that copyright law is stifling and keeps artists from being able to fully express themselves through their work. No matter what side you sit on, the law is in place to protect the original works of authorship each …

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Licensing Agreements Continued

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

I have mentioned licensing in previous posts, YouTube videos, and articles here on the website. But, I wanted to take a more in-depth look at licensing and help shed some light on why this might be something your business should consider when planning out the future. What does Licensing mean? Simply put, a licensing agreement is an arrangement between two …

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Do you work with brands? Influencer Marketing Agreements

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

I’ve talked about this before on my various social media platforms. Which, if you aren’t following me you should—MontgomeryLawPllc on IG and Facebook. Actually, I’ve talked about it often. Influencer marketing has proven to be wildly effective. It is a regular practice for most marketers and brands. A recent survey showed that 86% of marketers were using influencer marketing just …

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How to Negotiate Like a Pro

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

I went to law school because initially I wanted to be a sports agent. I have always had a passion for the art of negotiation. I think it is undervalued by the average person. Most attorney’s understand it and utilize it when needed, which is likely all the time. I know from working with my clients that negotiating contracts is …

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Online Coaching Risks & Liability

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

Personal training insurance is widely used by trainers who train on their own, and in gyms. Because, lets face it, when you are proscribing someone an exercise protocol sometimes that person is going to get injured. And being the litigious society that we are, that person may decide to sue you. But do trainers who only train their clients solely …

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Copyright Basics for online Entrepreneurs:

In Copyrights 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

Intellectual property is often a company or brands largest asset. Although, if you ask most business owners—big or small— to value their intellectual property they’ll throw out something like 15-20% of their valuations. In reality, many of the world’s largest companies valuations are 90% based on their intellectual property. Most online businesses and entrepreneurs fail to realize that a large …

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Licensing Agreements: Make more Money

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

What is a license or licensing? A license just means that you are giving someone else the permission to use your intellectual property, your copyrights,  trademarks, and patents. Most people only think you can license pictures and music but in reality you can license ANY of your material. For example, lets say you wrote a very popular Ebook on tracking …