The real question is whether the scanned copy of a contract is the best evidence that the parties entered into a contract in the first place. Sometimes, it is all that is required.
It is commonly thought that a contract can’t be binding unless it is put in writing. Not true! There are only a very small number of contracts that have to be in writing – like the sale of land.
Don’t face ACCC investigation because you are too slow in updating your business standard contract terms.
Templates can be great for simple contracts with limited variables. But if you are aiming to achieve something novel or creative, a little legal input can go a long way to avoiding problems later.
Do mandatory data breach notifications apply to you? Data breach falls within Australian privacy laws and is all about cyber security. These laws will affect you if your business…
Facebook terms and conditions do require all users to have permission to use the content they upload, whether written, audio, video, or as is now available, through live streaming. It is easy to blur a background image when you have the ability to edit, but not in live streaming. If you infringe someone’s copyright, even accidentally, there can be consequences you didn’t anticipate.
Site Blocking in Australia is real and aimed at slowing down copyright infringement. Changes to the Copyright Act mean ISPs may be ordered to block access to overseas torrent websites.
Now that Australian Consumer Law Unfair Contract Rules have changed, its time to update your Australian Standard Contract terms to avoid being sued.
Identify the legal issues that put your startup business at risk of irreparable destruction or overwhelming cost, and deal with those issues first. This training helps you identify what questions to ask, when you need help, and when you can do it yourself.
Different people have different priorities, so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to choosing your business structure for your online business. For example, if you are not making any money, your risk is likely to be low and it will be easier to operate as a sole trader. Once you are making more money than you can afford to lose, you might consider setting up a trust or a company to operate your business.