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Nine Tips for Representing Web 2.0 Startups

In this post, attorney-tech blogger Nelson Ireson predicts that consulting for Web 2.0 startups will become an increasingly complex area with pitfalls for the unwary. Ireson links to this article that lists nine tips that Web 2.0 companies and the lawyers who advise them must learn to avoid "legal suicide."

Ireson's favorite tip is one that counsels companies not to "ignore the bribes you have to pay." Ireson agrees that rather than fight with patent trolls over claims that could cost substantial money to litigate, companies should settle quickly and move forward. Other tips caution companies not to ignore the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA, which can insulate them from liability down the line, or keeping data forever to avoid being compelled to give up user information when subpoenaed by the court. 

Take a look at the entire article to review all nine tips.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on September 21, 2007 at 06:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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