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FTC and How it Will Affect Your Online Presence

We had Doug Griess, an lawyer who specializes in Internet law, of Dymond, Reager and Colville LLC.  The FTC recently has changed some of its rulings that affect anyone that has a website.  It is important to get to know that these rule changes are and how they can affect you.  If you sell a product or service online, whether it be your own or others, you will want to listen to this show and know just what knds of things will be red flags for the FTC.

This is part 1 of the FTC rule changes…  you’ll certainly want to listen to this episode as you could almost certainly be affected.

Below are some of the questions we answered on the show.

Question 1: What is the purpose of the FTC?
Question 2: Why did the FTC make the changes?
Question 3: What are the rule changes in general?
Question 4: When do the rule changes take effect?
Question 5: What kind of websites will be affected by the rule changes?
Question 6: What are the key concepts for understanding the rule changes?
Question 7: Where the rules evaluated, critiqued before they were adopted?
Question 8: What are the any positive effects of the rule changes?
Question 9: Do these changes apply to persoanal and business sites?
Question 10: Does this apply to voice testimonials as well?
Question 11: Do these rules apply to International Sites?

Here is some more info on the FTC Guidelines.

Listen in using the link below.

Internet Business Strategies Show – Internet Law

This week we talked about Internet law and the things you need to know about with your web business.

Our guest was Douglas R. Griess  of Dymond Reagor Colville and he specializes in Internet law.

This was a very informative show because one of the most important things that came out of it is whenever you put your “shingle” on the internet, you are making yourself liable in the same way that a normal brick and morter business makes themselves liable.  Because it is so easy and so inexpensive to put your shingle out there on the Internet, anyone who wants to sell their book, or their knitting patterns is now out there on the Intenet and they really don’t have an idea of what they are making themselves liable for.

Some of the questions that were discussed were the following:

1.      What is internet law?

2.      On what areas of law should an internet based business be focused?

3.      How is an internet business different under the law from other businesses?

4.      What are the unique risks facing an internet company?

5.      How does one go about setting up a legal entity for internet business?

6.      How does one go about identifying and protecting their intellectual property assets on the internet?

7.       what are the basic steps an internet business should take to protect their intellectual property assets?

8.       Should internet businesses that link and/or refer to each other formalize such a relationship with a contract?

9.       What you should do if someone is defaming you via email or on their blog.

If you want to reach Douglass and have more questions for him, here is his contact info:

phone:   303 793 3400