Having Trouble Choosing The Right Charity This Holiday Season?

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As the 2014 holiday season heats up and people look forward to spending time with family and friends, for many of us, it’s the perfect opportunity to give to the less fortunate, either by donating our time, money, or both. But with so many nonprofit organizations out there, how do we know we’re choosing the right [...]

Does Your Social Media Policy Put Your Company At Risk?

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It should come as no surprise that small businesses can benefit greatly when they incorporate social media into their marketing efforts. But if not done properly, or if a company or its employees aren’t careful when using social media, there can be serious consequences – both legally and economically. On the surface, more and more [...]

Who the hell thinks of their online accounts as digital assets?

I mean, seriously: I bet you don’t think of your Facebook account as a “digital asset.” But truth be told, while you might not think of your online accounts that way, that’s exactly how they’re classified in the eyes of the law. And now that the Uniform Law Commission has published a draft law, called [...]

Facebook, Instagram, Digital Assets and Death

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Once upon a time, Al Gore invented the internet, and with it came the nearly universal accumulation of “digital assets.” In fact, digital assets are so commonplace today that more and more states are updating their laws to account for them. Now a nationally recognized group of lawyers has weighed in on the subject. In [...]

This Fourth of July: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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As the Fourth of July approaches and Americans get ready to celebrate independence by attending barbecues and firework displays, I can’t help but lament the current state of political discourse. This is, unfortunately, nothing new. In a Fourth of July-themed blog post last year appealing to the American sense of history, I tried to make [...]