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Part II (Documents 6-10) When launching a startup involving any technology, (e.g., a software development operation or a social media venture), there are key documents that are necessary to make sure that the essentials are protected and the parties have the right sense of duties and incentives. Doing that will put the venture on the


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In a phrase: The future of apps is not going to be “Supermonkeyball HD.” Prediction:  As apps go from byte sized to life sized, developers for the iPad will increasingly run into many of the same legal issues already dealt with by traditional software developers. Now that the iPad is poised to make app culture


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Tip:  When making blue sky filings, look for the exemption path of least resistance. Any business (technology, film, hedge fund) that is raising capital through a regulation D private offering (e.g., an LLC is selling units representing company equity to investors) has to contend with the dreaded “blue sky” filing. Typically these are notifications to


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Founding a company and evaluating funding options seem like a mathematical challenge best left for the Einstein’s of our generation. This is definitely not so. Everyone interested in founding a company which is likely to seek venture capital should understand the basic math underlying the process. To understand the process, we can examine a basic


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Businesses like rock stars often want to set aside their real name and have a separate persona in the marketplace.  The typical route to do that in New York is to register and form a corporation or LLC.  Sometimes however, a single individual (aka “sole proprietor”) or partnerships do not, for whatever reason, wish to


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Most software operations never think twice about sales tax; that keeps the physical goods people (e.g., furniture, equipment, etc.) awake at night, right?  And many of us have heard the horror stories of tax penalties and assessments against those kinds of operations.  Unfortunately, according to the New York Tax Department software solution providers, even Software


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CLICK FOR FREE REGISTRATION DETAILS: Rights Management in a Multiplatform World With broadcasters and operators distributing content on multiple platforms at an increasingly higher volume, the need for effective and efficient rights management has never been greater. And chief among these issues is effective use of legal resources.  Join B&C Senior Editor Glen Dickson and


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Your Business, Your LLC, Your Baby–Properly Managing an LLC to Avoid Losing your Liability Protection So you want to start your own business and can’t decide whether you want to open a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), sole proprietorship, or partnership? Somewhere in the back of your mind – most likely an imprint of your


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Social Media sites see many faces and not all of them are smiling. Hence the stalwart Terms of Services Agreement stands as the first line of defense against potential lawsuits. And often these terms lay out very specific parameters on how such suits can be commenced or handled (limitation on liability, forum selection, etc.) Yelp


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The Court in Man Choi Chiu v Chiu recently ruled that that a member of an LLC looking to expel another member for alleged misconduct is simply out of luck, if the operating agreement is silent on the issue. In other words, such a party could not petition the court to impose that remedy. Moreover,

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