How do you become a high growth digital technology business attracting investors and corporate clients?

What we do at PAIL is assist start-ups that already have a product and are revenue generating but are still looking to make that transition to corporate clients or to take investor funding. This transition is not an easy one. If your business has largely been done by employing people-per-hour consultants on a pay as you go basis or writing your contracts yourself, it is difficult to navigate the complexity of licensing technology to a corporation as all of them have rigorous procurement processes. One of the major validation concerns of corporations and investors is the longevity of your business model i.e. are you a here today and gone tomorrow. Apart from ensuring legal compliance we offer insight into how a business can be better prepared from generating revenue to being a high growth business. We are fortunate enough to represent a few such businesses. Are you feeling the itch to make the shift from selling to consumers and SME’s to acquiring corporate clients and institutional investors?

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Copyright infringement

Copyright infringement is the subject matter of this article. Certain comments by Newey J, further to an application brought by the claimant in the case below are of interest to those who specialise in copyright matters. In giving judgment he commented that a copyright infringer was more akin to a trespasser than a thief. It is of some general interest because the words – “theft” , “piracy” and “stealing” are commonly used when referring to copyright infringement. So despite this being a slightly dated Judgment, taking place at the beginning of this year, for copyright infringement enthusiasts everywhere, I decided to review the case.

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European Court of Justice ruling on blocking piracy websites shows UK got it right

Case: C-314/12 UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH and Wega Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbH

The following article, gives details of the judgment of 20 February 2012, of the honourable Mr Justice Arnold. Mr Justice Arnold held that the users and operators of The Pirate Bay had infringed the Claimants copyright.

The Claimants’ were rights-holders (or organisations acting on behalf of rights-holders) and the Defendant’s were ISPs. The UK court granted an injunction pursuant to S97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“the 1988 Act”), which implements Article 8(3) of European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/29/EC of 22 May 2001, to block or at-least impede access to The Pirate Bay.

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IP Protection

A major future challenge faced by online intellectual property protection lawyers, politicians and economists is property in the digital age. Digital media ownership is high priority for the stakeholders in the so called information age. Traditional intellectual property lawyers apply the law to the environment. Whereas with online intellectual property protection lawyers one must apply the environment to the law. In other words you should ask “how does the disruptive nature of the digital environment affect the existing rule of law, if at all?”

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Internet Solicitors

lnternet Solicitors have a set of skills acquired through experience in legal practice and continuous study that allows them to identify, analyse, and find the appropriate solution to an Internet related legal problems. With this in mind we thought that it would be helpful to list 7 tips on instructing lnternet Solicitors you find via a search engine or Google ads on the Internet.

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Website Contracts

Website Contracts Lawyers

Website Contracts Lawyers discuss web content feed agreements and affiliate agreements

1. The seminal law is the:

Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce).Particularly, the safe harbour provisions under Articles 12, 13, 14 and 15.

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Website Design

Website design copyright lawyers explain how to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits when designing a website using the creative commons.
The Creative Commons is a non profit organization founded in 2001 that is led by a board of directors of Web, Internet law and intellectual property experts.

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