We are committed to making Legal Easy and one of the ways that we contribute to communicating about the law clearly are through workshops for the tech community on legal topics. Ithemes is a WordPress theme creator and developer. Here is a series of workshops that we have presented for their clients and users of WordPress.
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What You Should know about images and US copyright
Understanding what images you can use legally on your website can be tricky. What do the different licenses mean and what are your responsibilities. In this webinar, We’ll cover some basics of US copyright law, discuss the difference between personal and commercial use, and the rules for fair use. We’ll also talk about what to do when you’re in the wrong! We’ll also talk about how to protect yourself, including contract clauses, and client education!
Talk Recording: “What You Should Know About Website Images and U.S. Copyright”
Handout: Intro to Copyright
9 Liability Risks of Building a Website
Building a website can’t hurt anyone, right? Well, maybe. But failing to protect yourself and your business adequately could cost you your house!
In this webinar, Anna Blanch Rabe will discuss 9 of the legal liability risks that arise when building a website for yourself or a client. She will also provide some concrete action steps to consider in making sure you are protected!
Talk Recording: “9 Liability Risks of Building a Website”
Handout: Website Liability Risks
What you need to know about GDPR
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the culmination of efforts to update data protection for the 21st century, in which people regularly grant permissions to use their personal information for a variety of reasons in exchange for ‘free’ services.
Note: this webinar will cover the legal issues surrounding the GDPR, not the technical issues of compliance.
The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018.
Companies could be fined heavily under GDPR regulations if they fail to provide adequate IT security to protect personal data. We will address whether GDPR will apply to those data processors or controllers who are located outside the EU.
Talk Recording: “What you need to know about GDPR”
Handout: GDPR Essentials
Preparing for the Worst as a WordPress Business Owner
Prepare for the Worst! Natural Disasters, emergencies, death or injury don’t have to destroy the business you’ve worked so hard to create! The handout provides for examples of force majeure clauses, details the basics of how each entity handles the death of a business owner and provides a planning checklist for natural disasters and emergencies and another for preparing for the death or serious injury to a principal employee or shareholder.
Talk Recording: “Preparing for the Worst as a WordPress Business Owner”
Working with Subcontractors
Engaging subcontractors can be an extremely effective way to complete complex and demanding contracts. Subcontractors, or other independent contractors assist a general contractor in a specialty role, and takes a portion of the proposed contract. It might even become a standard operating procedure for your business.
But are you sure you are using subcontractors in a legal way? Let’s check in and make sure you have your bases covered!
Talk Recording: “Working with Subcontractors.”
Handout: Working with Subcontractors
Business Entity Basics Explained
When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. We will cover the most common forms of business: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and S corporation. Your form of business determines the extent of personal legal liability, income tax filings, how you pay yourself, and more. We’ll talk things to consider about where to legally form, and questions to ask your attorney and accountant.
Talk Recording: “Business Entity Basics Explained”
Handout and Slides: Business Entity Basics explained
How to Find the Right Attorney for your WordPress Business
A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from basic zoning compliance and copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation and lawsuits and liability. We’ll talk about what to look for in an attorney for your WordPress business, how much to budget for (and cost saving strategies), and how to find one that is a great fit!
Essential Legal Policies for WordPress Websites
We know that there are essential policies that need to be published on commercial websites. But what exactly are they? Why should you care? We’ll talk about how to decide which ones your website or your client’s website needs and how to make sure they are suitable for your circumstances! Includes sample policies for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant privacy, terms & conditions of use, disclaimers, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliant disclosures.
Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Patents, and Your WordPress Business
We’ll dive into an introduction to trademarks, talk about what they are, how to decide whether to register one, the difference between trademarks, service marks, trade secrets and patents. A companion webinar to our Introduction to Copyright.
Handout and Slides: Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Patents, and Your WordPress Business