For copyright, as well as other intellectual property, the question of who or whom created a copyrightable material is extremely significant. While each area of intellectual property law handles this differently, under copyright there are two questions: who is an author? And was there an objective manifestation of co-authorship?
When looking to hire a team member, the interview is a great way to get an understanding of potential hire’s personality and qualifications. These interviews will involve probing questions, designed to get detailed information about the person. The same thing with an application, the questions are to give the hiring company enough information to select the correct person to hire. Choosing the right interview questions is a challenge practically as well as legally.
In the course of networking and meeting potential clients, one of the most common refrains is a concern about the cost of hiring an attorney. Why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an Attorney for a contract when it is cheaper online? Or when the person feels like they could write their own contracts themselves? Here are a couple of thoughts on the subject.
Oral Agreements, as a matter of law, are binding upon the parties. These handshake agreements are thought to be strong and important ways to create relationships while expressing a certain amount of trust. The question is what happens when those strong relationships fracture and break apart.
With the rise of the internet, there has been a corresponding rise of free or cheep legal information and documents. To be fair, this blog is one such resource. A decent amount of the information is good, relevant, and helpful for an individual. The problem is that information and a basic understanding of the law is one thing, pulling documents from the internet is another.