Yearly Archives: 2017

California Government Launches New Cannabis-Related Business Portals

In anticipation of the January 1, 2018 roll-out of legal recreational marijuana in California, the state government has launched a pair of web portals to act as "one-stop shops" for the creation and licensing of cannabis-related businesses. The California Cannabis Portal (CCP) is a state government website with links to all relevant players in the California…
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Deadline Approaching to Comply with New Website Copyright Regulation

Business owners operating websites, apps, or other online services that transmit, cache, store, or link to user generated content have until December 31, 2017 to comply with recent changes made by the U.S. Copyright Office to its safe harbor registration process. Failure to comply can expose businesses to copyright infringement claims, which in some instances can…
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The “15-Day Rule”: How It Can Help When Forming an LLC

As the end of the year approaches, many entrepreneurs begin to think about taking the leap to start a business, and look to the limited liability company ("LLC") as the vehicle to protect their personal assets from the debts and liabilities of their business. When it comes to LLCs, California has a little-known mechanism for avoiding…
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Uber Case Adds Clarity to Click-Wrap Agreement Enforceability

The Problem: Your Terms of Use May Not Be Enforceable Website owners or software developers who take the time to have advantageous terms of use drafted for them expect that they will be enforceable against users, but that is not always the case, as reported in this blog in 2015 and again earlier this year. Disputes involving…
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