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Ignorance is Not Bliss: Decoding Legal and Tax Implications of Your Success Your  LAW some Panelists Sara Hawkins Charlene...
Disclaimer <ul><li>Thank you for attending what is surely going to be an experience you didn’t expect. However, before we ...
Live Tweeting <ul><li>We encourage you to live tweet or ask questions via Twitter for the Q&A portion. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>Blogger, there's no need to feel down I said blogger, pick yourself off the ground I said blogger, 'cause your blo...
The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y  – Why </li></ul>
The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y  – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M  – Money </li></ul>
The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y  – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M  – Money </li></ul><ul><li>C  – Content </li></ul>
The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y  – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M  – Money </li></ul><ul><li>C  – Content </li></ul><ul><li>...
Y Why Why Why Why Why
M - Money
Image Source: Stock Xchg mrwrite
I Love My SWAG
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
C - Content
Image used with permission: © Hugh MacLeod gapingvoidgallery.com
Protecting Your Content If imitation is the highest form of flattery, please don’t flatter me!
Protecting Your Content TM ® .com .net .tv blogger wordpress Self-hosted
Copyright vs. Plagiarism
Copyright vs. Plagiarism What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution for  origi...
Copyright vs. Plagiarism What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or close imitation and publication o...
Copyright Just because it’s on the internet DOES NOT mean it’s in the public domain
Copyright Citing your source, giving a link back or mentioning the author’s name or blog in YOUR post does not mean you ca...
Copyright Obtain permission before using someone else’s copyrighted work. Always. Every Time!
FTC Disclosure
FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/dis...
FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/dis...
FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/dis...
Liability
The  “It was just a tweet” defense
“ Good” Tweet @Acmefriend: I would consider someone else other than Acme Realtors.
“ Legally Questionable” Tweet @Acmefriend: Acme Realtors are horrible. They are a bunch of frauds.
When is the last time you looked at these?
Image credit: Joy of Tech
A -  Awesome
How to contact us Sara Hawkins Saving For Someday @Saving4Someday Sarah Visbeek In the Trenches of Mommyhood @sarahviz Cha...
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  1. 1. Ignorance is Not Bliss: Decoding Legal and Tax Implications of Your Success Your LAW some Panelists Sara Hawkins Charlene DeLoach Oliver Sarah Visbeek
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>Thank you for attending what is surely going to be an experience you didn’t expect. However, before we get started … </li></ul><ul><li>Our presentation is not legal advice. We are providing legal information. We are not your lawyers . But we are your friends! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Live Tweeting <ul><li>We encourage you to live tweet or ask questions via Twitter for the Q&A portion. </li></ul><ul><li>Please use BOTH #legal #Blissdom </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Blogger, there's no need to feel down I said blogger, pick yourself off the ground I said blogger, 'cause your blog’s new in town There's no need to be unhappy Blogger, there's a lot you should know I said blogger, you’ll be rollin’ in dough You can write there and I'm sure you will find Many ways to share your lifetime We’re gonna learn about the Y.M.C.A. We’re gonna learn about the Y.M.C.A. We have everything for the blogger to know Even if you review a dog toy We’re gonna learn about the Y.M.C.A. We’re gonna learn about the Y.M.C.A. You can get your blog seen you can share a good deal You can do whatever you feel </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y – Why </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M – Money </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M – Money </li></ul><ul><li>C – Content </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Legal YMCA of Blogging <ul><li>Y – Why </li></ul><ul><li>M – Money </li></ul><ul><li>C – Content </li></ul><ul><li>A – Awesome </li></ul>
  9. 9. Y Why Why Why Why Why
  10. 10. M - Money
  11. 11. Image Source: Stock Xchg mrwrite
  12. 12. I Love My SWAG
  13. 13. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
  14. 14. C - Content
  15. 15. Image used with permission: © Hugh MacLeod gapingvoidgallery.com
  16. 16. Protecting Your Content If imitation is the highest form of flattery, please don’t flatter me!
  17. 17. Protecting Your Content TM ® .com .net .tv blogger wordpress Self-hosted
  18. 18. Copyright vs. Plagiarism
  19. 19. Copyright vs. Plagiarism What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. Source: 17 USC 102
  20. 20. Copyright vs. Plagiarism What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or close imitation and publication of another person’s language, thoughts, expressions or ideas AND representing them as your own.
  21. 21. Copyright Just because it’s on the internet DOES NOT mean it’s in the public domain
  22. 22. Copyright Citing your source, giving a link back or mentioning the author’s name or blog in YOUR post does not mean you can use their copyrighted material!
  23. 23. Copyright Obtain permission before using someone else’s copyrighted work. Always. Every Time!
  24. 24. FTC Disclosure
  25. 25. FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/discounted product, trip, or service </li></ul>
  26. 26. FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/discounted product, trip, or service </li></ul><ul><li>You went somewhere (movie, play, dinner) and didn’t have to pay </li></ul>
  27. 27. FTC Disclosure <ul><li>Disclosure is mandatory if you write about something and: </li></ul><ul><li>You got money, free/discounted product, trip, or service </li></ul><ul><li>You went somewhere (movie, play, dinner) and didn’t have to pay </li></ul><ul><li>You get compensation because they click on a link </li></ul>
  28. 28. Liability
  29. 29. The “It was just a tweet” defense
  30. 30. “ Good” Tweet @Acmefriend: I would consider someone else other than Acme Realtors.
  31. 31. “ Legally Questionable” Tweet @Acmefriend: Acme Realtors are horrible. They are a bunch of frauds.
  32. 32. When is the last time you looked at these?
  33. 33. Image credit: Joy of Tech
  34. 34. A - Awesome
  35. 35. How to contact us Sara Hawkins Saving For Someday @Saving4Someday Sarah Visbeek In the Trenches of Mommyhood @sarahviz Charlene DeLoach Oliver Charlene Chronicles @CharChronicles
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