Embedding YouTube – Will Copyrights Get Me?
Advertising & Marketing / Contracts / Copyright / Trademarks

Embedding YouTube – Will Copyrights Get Me?

YouTube is an extremely popular media.  According to their own statements, they receive over 1 billion views per month.  To keep their customer-base informed and engaged, businesses may choose to add YouTube videos in blog, Twitter or Facebook posts.  Is this okay?  Should you worry about copyrights?  How exactly does this work? This article explores … Continue reading

Advertising & Marketing / Compliance / Contracts

Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act – What Business Owners Must Know

The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) is a consumer protection statute that lists twenty-seven (27) specific prohibited actions, in addition to warranty violations, more general prohibitions and provides an increased penalty structure for other tie-in statutes.  Business owners should be aware of this statute and its prohibitions as many deal with advertising and pricing practices. … Continue reading

Electronic Signatures
Contracts

Electronic Signatures

Perhaps an electronic signature, such as “/John Hancock/” doesn’t elicit the same sense of importance as a parchment signed in ink, but still electronic signatures are becoming more common.  This article reviews the rules governing enforceability and provides some tips for you if you’d like to use electronic signatures. Enforceability Under Texas law, electronic signatures … Continue reading

Is That a Security? – Nothin’ but Blue Skies Do I See
Business Finance / General

Is That a Security? – Nothin’ but Blue Skies Do I See

I frequently speak to entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of their company.  They’re excited, driven, brilliant and often, broke.  They’re looking for people to help them financially to get enough capital to build their product.  I ask them if they’ve gotten an opinion of if they are offering a security.  Then I get the blank stare.  “A what?”  “Surely … Continue reading