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Set up your business entity: Incorporate or not? That is the question

12 September, 2013 by Julie Alimi-Londner in Blog, Start-up
English version You started to share your business idea with potential investors, you found your possible partner and the business plan is ready, great! Now it is time to focus on a very important strategic decision that will affect the future of your company: your business legal structure. ... read more...

Startup: where to start? A legal guide to protect your legal entity

Launching a business is an exciting time: looking for funding, drafting your business plan, and thinking of your web presence. All of these things are important but most of all, you have to take the proper steps to protect your business itself. To safeguard your start-up, you will need to ... read more...

French Publishers opt-in agreement with Google

14 June, 2012 by Julie Alimi-Londner in Copyright
Everybody heard about the Google books project where Google ambitioned to scan and create the largest digital library and bookstore. Most of the Google Books U.S database is a compilation of works in the public domain, out of print or works no longer commercially available. These works come ... read more...

Aereo “Watch now” mode: public performance or private performance?

On March 14th, 2012 a new tech company backed by Barry Diller, Aereo, launched a cloud-based broadcasting device. The company rents users in the New York City area antennas and software based VCR’s and delivers the over-the-air (i.e. free) programming to the Internet for a $12 month ... read more...

How our current copyright systems deter creation

The main goal of both French and American copyright laws is to encourage and foster creation and innovation. However, our current copyright systems make it harder and harder for creators to publish their work on the internet without infringing the law. One of our legal copyright fragilities is ... read more...