Creative ideas are on display all around us—they may include the process that fuels a business’ growth and development, the idea positioning a marketing campaign, a piece of art, or the concept behind a YouTuber’s brand. Creative ideas are also known as intellectual property (IP)—anything intangible that a person creates using their mind that is transformable into tangible things. Literary works, secret formulas, images, procedures, and designs are also forms of IP.
IP can be converted into profitable commercial products, which makes it attractive for theft and misuse by others. The situation is complicated by the rise and pervasiveness of
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The world of e-commerce has grown exponentially, as buying and selling electronically has become an easy alternative for Americans. By 2023, sales from the online retail industry are expected to reach a whopping 22% of all global retail sales. As the industry is expanding, so too are the internet laws and legal implications surrounding online businesses. This ensures that buyers and sellers are equally protected under the law when a transaction is made.
Important Laws You Need to Know
In the same way that a business with a physical storefront must comply with the laws that govern its jurisdiction, online
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Uncrewed Aircraft are Aircraft-

Determining what is, and is not, an “aircraft” is so important because it determines whether it falls under the purview of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). If it does, then it is held to the same standard as traditional manned aircraft and must comply with all of the same requirements. 

Upon initial review, defining “uncrewed aircraft” seems to be intuitive and somewhat self-explanatory. However, with close examination and careful thought what is and is not “uncrewed” becomes less clear. For example, what if there is not a pilot in the aircraft but the aircraft is
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Legal support is important when operating a YouTube channel, especially given the many legal issues content creators and YouTubers are exposed to. Some content creators may not find it necessary or consider it a priority at first, as many start and maintain their channels primarily as hobbies. However, legal support becomes necessary as a channel grows, gains popularity, and develops into a valuable asset.

Below are five instances in which YouTubers and content creators should consider hiring an internet lawyer to help with their channel.
1. When Negotiating Contracts
Brand deals, affiliate marketing, and partnerships with multi-channel networks (MCNs) are
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Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR).  Arizona Association of Realtors is the largest trade Association in Arizona, representing more than 40,000 Arizona Realtors subscribing to the strict code of ethics outlined by the National Association of Realtors. In addition to providing a number of benefits and services, AAR is dedicated to the protection of private property rights and the best interests of Arizona realtors in legislation and strives to provide the best and most current legal information and education available.

Active Management Areas (AMA). Five geographic areas designated by the Arizona Groundwater Code (1980) requiring active management of groundwater. Each AMA
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We are in an age when it is almost impossible not to leave a digital footprint. A simple search of your name may reveal personal information you never realized was readily available. Information such as your address, shopping habits, and place of employment can be sold to data brokers. Data brokers use your information to create consumer profiles and to build credit scores. Unfortunately, it can also open you up to identity theft.
This information can also be used to mar your reputation. Building a positive reputation—whether as an individual or as a business—takes time and effort. It can affect
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Breaking Copyright News – Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is set to take its first infringement filing on June 16, 2022.
So, what will it be?  A photo infringement case by AP, Reuters, or Agence France Presse?  A fabric design infringement (Etsy dispute), infringement of a jewelry design or architectural plan, or good old-fashioned music or video piracy case.  It remains to be seen, but as we have mentioned, the cases can go up to $30,000 so this is not really a “small” claim anymore.
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Product or service reviews are common occurrences when operating a business. Consumers express their opinions of a product or service in writing on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, TripAdvisor, Ripoff Report, or social media. These reviews provide feedback to suppliers and give other consumers real insight into the product or service.

A company need not have an online presence to receive an online review, whether that review is positive or negative. However, negative reviews have a wide reach and have the potential to damage a brand or a business extensively. Thus, they must be handled effectively.

Reviewers are protected by
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Whether your online small business is just starting or is already established, a relationship with an internet business lawyer is essential. Operating online exposes a small business to legal liabilities and operational risks that can threaten the long-term viability and survival of that business.
The relatively recent rise of the internet means that laws are constantly changing and evolving. An internet business lawyer who has experience navigating the unpredictable landscape can provide much-needed protection for what may be your most valuable asset. Below we listed 5 essential steps to protecting your business, and go in depth on 5 additional reasons
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The Arizona Department of Water Resources (“ADWR”) regulates the abandonment of wells in Arizona. ADWR’s well abandonment rules require that well abandonment be accomplished “through filling or sealing the well so as to prevent the well, including the annular space outside the casing, from being a channel allowing the vertical movement of water.”
Overview of the Well Abandonment Process
The first step to properly abandoning a water well is to file a pre-abandonment notice with the ADWR. A.A.C. R12-15-816(B), (E) and (F).
standard abandonment method
There are two overarching ways in which a well can be abandoned. First, through the
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Advertising is one of the driving forces behind the growth of a business. Businesses use advertisements to persuade consumers to purchase products or services, increasing sales and boosting the company’s bottom line.
However, connecting consumers with products or services through ads can lead to unfair and unethical practices that threaten consumer welfare and fair competition among businesses. Advertising law addresses these issues and protects both advertisers and consumers.
Protecting Consumers and Promoting Fair Competition
Advertising law constitutes a complex pool of laws and regulations that govern how, when, and where businesses and third parties connect consumers and advertisements. Generally, advertising
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The way potential clients interact with law firms is changing quickly, and much of their interactions center around search behavior.  If you want to drive more business to your firm through search-based methods, here’s how to build a marketing strategy prioritized around the way your potential clients use search.
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TikTok’s popularity soared to new heights during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Teens and other users (including us!) can’t get enough of the platform that mostly features addictive and compelling short clips with user-generated content.

Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook also offer entertaining and insightful content, but have you ever wondered why different rules apply to TikTok? Is TikTok subject to copyright laws? Do you need a TikTok lawyer if you use it as a content creator? Let’s discuss below:
Do TikTokers seem to get away with a lot more than other influencers
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