The Legal Pitfalls of Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaigns
Rewards-based crowdfunding sites, such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, have become a common way to fund new ventures. This post describes the common legal pitfalls and the steps to take to alleviate those pitfalls.
What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?
Startups that understand their obligations under privacy laws can reduce the likelihood of liability and ultimately compete more effectively by earning a reputation for protecting their customers.
Thoughts on the Apple iPhone Encryption Case
Last week, US Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an Apple iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists in December’s San Bernardino mass shooting. This story and its resulting controversies have…
The Pitfalls of Moonlighting in a Day Job for Startup Founders
Many, if not most, founders have difficulty being able to afford to work full-time for their startup right from the start. But working in a day job while moonlighting at your venture presents some particularly dicey legal issues that can cause issues…
Discussion of Recent Invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework for Online Privacy
Last week, I was a guest on the “This Week in Law” Podcast, where I talked about the potential impact of the recent invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor framework for online privacy. This will likely have far-reaching consequences for…