An observation by Amy
I was recently speaking to one of our super enthusiastic entrepreneurial clients who said, “I feel like I am on a space shuttle headed to the moon. We might not make it, the bolts could come out, the engine could explode, but right now we are rocketing into the atmosphere." I am sure many entrepreneurs feel the same. Launching a start-up (note the verb launch, also shared by rockets) is an exhilarating and terrifying journey.
Which is where your support team comes into play. Specifically, your attorneys. I spent some time chatting with this client on our role as attorneys, and then continued to reflect on the issue after our conversation. The conclusion I reached is that attorneys are your mission control on the ground. While they might be physically removed from the space shuttle, they are 100% invested in the success of the mission. They are there to see to a successful launch, and they assist with any problems that happen along the way. You can and should reach out to them when you hit a bump in your mission. Your success is their success.
Life lesson learned? Launching a start-up is scary, overwhelming, and amazing. Having the right team to support you is essential to making a successful go of it.
We recently hosted a lip-smacking lunch-and-learn about online content and copyright law with some of our favorite entrepreneur clients and friends. Here are a few highlights.
In an ideal, lawyer-approved world, you would never use someone else’s content without their permission. That said, we know business doesn’t work that way. So what do you do? Like many business decisions, you need to weigh the risk/reward scenario. When you are posting potentially infringing content for your business, think about:
Protecting Your Content
Protecting your own creative content can feel like an uphill battle. Manage the overwhelm by keeping a few points in mind:
Looking for creative counsel? Amy loves discussing copyright and artists’ rights, and initial consults are always free.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This blog post is published for general informational purposes only. This isn't legal advice, and it does not form an attorney-client relationship or constitute attorney-client communication. If you need legal advice on a copyright matter, contact us.