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10 Ways to Avoid a Joint Venture Fail

Joint Ventures are great for collaboration Working together with another like minded entrepreneur is a clever way to accelerate business growth, which is why joint ventures remain a popular way for individuals or organisations to collaborate. But before you ‘Give it...

Using Copyright Material Online

What is copyright? Copyright is the legal protection given to any kind of work (eg writing, movies, website content) which has been created by a person.  Copyright gives the owner of the copyright in the works the exclusive rights to: reproduce the works publish,...

The Alarming Rise of the Fake Self-Assessing Tax-Exempt Private Foundation in Australia

When a long standing business client of ours approached us for legal advice just after Christmas, querying the legality of providing intellectual property as a volunteer for the self-assessing tax-exempt private foundation he had established after significant research, we balked. How can educated, intelligent individuals be misguided into believing that “personal sustenance” of the founder is a legitimate, tax free distribution? Or that a foundation is legitimate when its founding documents specifically deny the rule of law?

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Unfair Contract Terms – B2B Contracts Under Investigation

Unfair Contract Terms – B2B Contracts Under Investigation

Is your business in line for an ACCC investigation? From November 2016, business to business transactions came within the coverage of some provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. The big change was the application of unfair contract terms to business to business...

Internet Piracy Laws Australia

Internet Piracy Laws Australia

How do Australian anti-piracy laws work? As a small or medium business, stopping internet piracy of your content involves a claim under Copyright Law, after you have asked someone to 'cease and desist' stealing your material. Since mid-2015, Australian ISPs (internet...

GDPR for business outside Europe

GDPR for business outside Europe

If your business is not in Europe, should you be worried about GDPR? GDPR has the potential to impact any business that might be doing business with a European resident, whether the business is online or not. This article covers some of the most frequently asked...

Are you Cryptomining?

Are you Cryptomining?

  is crypto mining illegal? Do you remember the old Lemmings computer game? It came out in around the early nineties. Lots of tiny blue and green figures with pick-axes trying to work their way through tunnels and mounds without falling off cliffs. That's the picture...

How to Deal with Threatening Legal Letters

How to Deal with Threatening Legal Letters

Want to know how to handle nasty legal demands? I'm on the road in between meetings today and just thought I'd share a story with you. I was speaking to a friend earlier and they said, "Oh, that's such a great story. More people should know it." So I thought I'd share...

Get your contracts checked by a lawyer!

Get your contracts checked by a lawyer!

Why getting a contract checked by a lawyer can save you thousands! Today I wanted to share a quick thing with you about checking your contracts. We've got a client selling an aspect of their business. They're selling it for $230,000. So what they're selling is not...

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

 betteDo you have terms of service that help you manage client work? One of the topics that came up at an Angel Investor and Entrepreneur breakfastwas terms of service. One of the people I was speaking to is in the website and marketing design and development space,...

Lawyers v. Smart Contracts & Templates

Lawyers v. Smart Contracts & Templates

If you have anything unique about your business or the deal that you are trying to achieve, then a lawyer can help you to cover everything that needs to be covered in your agreement, rather than relying on a template full of gaps.

How to Deal with Unfair Contract Terms

How to Deal with Unfair Contract Terms

Rules Against Unfair Contract Terms Apply to B2B Transactions As you can see, I'm on the road today visiting some clients and business meetings, and that is a plane I can hear in the background. One thing I wanted to talk to you about today is we've got a client who...

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