Principles of Contracts: Material Interest

—- —– Previous chapter: You CAN Fight City Hall —- —– I was beginning to think I’d never return to this series. Please bear in mind as you read the following that I am not a lawyer, and none of the below is legal advice. These are thoughts on business… Continue reading

Bruce’s Law and the Future of The Arts

Excitement. That’s the first thing that happens when disruption hits an industry. A world of possibility opens up and the future gets brighter than a supernova. At the same time comes the fear—something of such power will upend everything we know, and maybe the wrong people will wind up winning.… Continue reading

Released: Making Tracks

Some of you might have run across the sneaky early e-book release already, but this is the official announcement. Over the last few years, on this blog and elsewhere, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from authors and podcasters and other people wanting to either get into the audio habit… Continue reading

Why the Flight to Amazon?

Before I start, I should make something plain: I like Amazon–they’ve been incredibly, uncharacteristically work-with-able on a level that’s unprecedented in the publishing industry. I am delighted to have my books available in their store, I’ve had an excellent time working with CreateSpace for POD books, and very much enjoyed… Continue reading

Principles of Contracts: You CAN Fight City Hall

Because this one deals a lot with the law again, the usual disclaimers apply: I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. This is one man’s opinion on how business is done. Always consult a qualified legal professional when seeking legal advice. — — — — Previous chapter:… Continue reading

Dropbox: Credit is Due

Well, everyone, it looks like Dropbox has listened. They’ve rewritten their TOS in a way that is very sensible, does not use loaded legal terminology that would allow an unscrupulous employee or future company administration to do a little snatch-and-grab with your intellectual property, and is layperson readable. I call… Continue reading

Google Pulls a Dropbox

Apologies to those who are already tired of this–it’s threatening to become a hobby horse. Looks like with Google+, Google is going where every stupid lawyer has gone before: claiming “a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute… Continue reading