May 19, 2012
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
--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
About the Author
Mandy is a Craft Blogger who enjoys all things DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She enjoys being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City area. Please add her Google profile to your circles. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.