SNAP – Legal Matters

These are notes from the classes I took at SNAP and are obviously the things that stood out to me, things I want to implement, etc – check out their blog for more info on the sessions, better pictures, fun times, etc.

This class was called “Legal Matters” and focused on Contract Law for Bloggers.  It was one of those classes I didn’t want to take but knew I should, so I went.  And it was actually pretty entertaining – it was taught by Danielle and she had a pretty funny sense of humor, not your typical lawyer.  She blogs at Kittenagogo which is well worth checking out and pretty funny.


No pictures – - except for the one I took on my tablet of Kate playing Bubble Break on her phone – I guess Legal Matters wasn’t really calling to her :)

So here we go:

Who do you have contracts with??
–Brands, ad networks, hosting company, employers

Types of contracts:
–written, oral, quasi

Written contracts – Yes, a series of emails CAN count as a contract

(Offer + consideration) + (acceptance + performance) = Contract

Don’t share confidential info (you have privilege with your spouse).  Don’t talk trash.  Don’t write trash.  Take the HIGH ROAD.

Terms you want in a contract:
–modifications in writing
–indemnity only if there is negligence
–Termination of agreement after 30 days upon written notice
–NO no-compete or the shortest possible term
–NO AAA Arbitration

Licensing -
–not to assign a full copyright (that would give up your rights) – you keep some rights, ex: FB, instagram
–”limited license for the purpose of marketing ___ for a period of ___” as long as credit is given

Be SPECIFIC in your terms

State Sweepstakes Rules:
–need to be 18 and up
–chances of winning depends on number of entries
–giveaways must provide a prize

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