What are some of the legal implications of business on the blockchain?
Blockchain is a new way to get business done. However, as with most technological advances, the law is struggling to keep up. Learn more about how the law interacts with blockchain technology, and what some likely legal outcomes are in the panel discussion. Read more.
Protecting yourself against copyright claims for user-generated content
User Generated Content can add value to any platform, especially in online gaming, where the strength of the community’s involvement is the primary driver of success. However, giving control of the game’s content to one’s users can be a risky venture. This is the world where when the internet is given the ability to name a landmark for all time, they vote on names like Dickbutt and Boaty McBoatface. One should never underestimate the willingness of internet users to push boundaries. Read more.
Social Media Endorsements
Social media and influencer campaigns can be a great way to get your product or service noticed. You might try to make a post go viral by having some sort of contest where people share the content. These methods can be fantastic for the growth of your brand. However, it's important to remember that such action is regulated by the FTC, and you should strive to be in compliance with their rules. Read more.
Social Media Contests and Sweepstakes
Contests and sweepstakes on social media can feel like a goldmine- free or low cost exposure to people through their friends and family? What better way to reach new customers is there? Social media contests are so ubiquitous that it seems like there must be nothing to them: you have a contest, pick a prize, pick a winner, and you're done! But they're not really as simple as they seem. Read more.
What is fake news, how does social media play into it, and how can I stop it?
Fake news has been a buzzword ever since the 2016 Presidential Election, but it's also more than that: it's a growing problem that's particularly rampant on social media. Listen to this talk between Alex Shahrestani, an early Facebook employee, a founder of the Texas Tribune, and a professor who wrote the book on social media law. Read more.
The 86th Session of the Texas Legislature is a big one for cybersecurity. The 85th Legislature made studying cybersecurity issues in the state a priority, and a lot of legislators are trying to demonstrate their commitment to bringing the state into the 21st century. Read more.
Want to know more about what's changing in the law for drones? Stay up to date on what bills are in the pipeline here. Read more.
Big things are brewing in Texas this legislative session. Keep up to date on the liquor laws that may affect you. Read more.