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Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
Van Lindberg"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!" -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as:How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.
Family Child Care Legal and Insurance Guide: How to Protect Yourself from the Risks of Running a Business (Redleaf Business)
Mari Millard and Tom Copeland JDThis easy-to-read guide takes the intimidation out of running a family child care business through legal and insurance planning. From researching and purchasing homeowner’s, liability, auto and disability insurance to protecting against lawsuits, the Family Child Care Legal and Insurance Guide details the many practical ways business owners can maximize their knowledge about the safeguards needed to ensure the health and prosperity of their businesses.
Intellectual Property Strategy (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)
John PalfreyMost managers leave intellectual property issues to the legal department, unaware that an organization's intellectual property can help accomplish a range of management goals, from accessing new markets to improving existing products to generating new revenue streams. In this book, intellectual property expert and Harvard Law School professor John Palfrey offers a short briefing on intellectual property strategy for corporate managers and nonprofit administrators. Palfrey argues for strategies that go beyond the traditional highly restrictive "sword and shield" approach, suggesting that flexibility and creativity are essential to a profitable long-term intellectual property strategy--especially in an era of changing attitudes about media. Intellectual property, writes Palfrey, should be considered a key strategic asset class. Almost every organization has an intellectual property portfolio of some value and therefore the need for an intellectual property strategy. A brand, for example, is an important form of intellectual property, as is any information managed and produced by an organization. Palfrey identifies the essential areas of intellectual property--patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret--and describes strategic approaches to each in a variety of organizational contexts, based on four basic steps. The most innovative organizations employ multiple intellectual property approaches, depending on the situation, asking hard, context-specific questions. By doing so, they achieve both short- and long-term benefits while positioning themselves for success in the global information economy.
Plan Your Estate
Denis Clifford AttorneyWhen you're thinking about estate planning, you want to make sure that you choose the right plan for your family. Turn to Plan Your Estate, Nolo's bestselling book of estate planning essentials. Get straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Let Nolo's bestseller Plan Your Estate show you how to:.  avoid probate.  leave property through a will or trust.  use life insurance to provide for your loved ones.  name a guardian for your minor child.  leave property to a young person.  plan for incapacity.  implement strategies specific to business owners.  reduce estate taxes .  make final arrangements This edition is completely revised with the latest federal and state laws, plus updated estate and gift tax information, and enhanced discussions about 529 plans, same-sex marriage, tax-saving trusts, and retirement benefits. 
American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Taxes (American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates)
American Bar AssociationThe American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates, Third Edition, contains everything you need to know about planning an estate, preparing a will or trust, and minimizing inheritance taxes. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information.The ABA Guide to Wills & Estates will help you:• Determine what to put in an estate plan• Decide whether to prepare a will, trust, or living trust• Avoid or reduce estate taxes• Change plans if the law or your circumstances change• Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy• Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance• Choose an executor and trustee• Guard against a will being contested
Flipping Houses For Dummies
Ralph R. Roberts"This book is designed for realty investors who want to profit from buying below market, making cosmetic improvements to add value, and then quickly reselling. But real estate agents and home buyers should also study it because of the valuable insights offered by a longtime, very successful real estate broker. On my scale of one to 10, this superb book rates an off-the-chart 12."—Robert BrussYou've probably seen TV shows like Flip This House and Flip That House, in which Real estate investors buy, renovate, and sell a house in a matter of weeks for tens of thousands of dollars in profit. They make flipping houses look so easy that you want to jump out of your recliner (during the next commercial, of course), run down the street, find a house for sale, flip it for a 50 percent profit, and run back home to continue watching the show.I, Ralph Roberts, have flipped hundreds of houses, and it's never as easy as it looks on TV. People don't generally line up at your front door begging you to buy their house for 30-50 percent below market value. Renovation expenses always exceed estimates. And you can't always sell a house for what you think it's worth.Flipping houses for a profit requires time, money, and what I like to call sticktoitism—dogged determination in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.Not just another house flipping bookYou can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it" and make flipping look easy and risk-free. Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach—honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't.Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge that those who wish to pursue house flipping need in order to minimize risk and maximize potential profits in a very competitive market. Did you know?Most books on flipping houses gloss over the key factors that that make or break the novice house flipper. These are the very items we focus on in Flipping Houses For Dummies. For example, did you know:You should secure financing before you look at houses.As a flipper, you want dontwanners—houses that the owners obviously don't want.You make your profit when you buy the property. You realize your profit when you sell.Always plan on earning at least 20 percent after your total investment—purchase price, repairs and renovations, real estate agent commissions, and holding costs (monthly mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, and utilities).Working with a top-notch real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars more than what you pay in commissions.You should choose a limited geographical area to work and then become an expert on the houses and property values in that area.Your goal when renovating a home should be to bring the property up to market standards, not exceed them.A flipping book for real peopleFlipping Houses For Dummies speaks to the mom and pop investor, steering you clear of the gray areas, which tend to carry high-risks and low-returns, into safer, more potentially profitable areas. We encourage you invest in your comfort zone and take on bigger, riskier projects with higher profit potential only when you're ready.In Flipping Houses For Dummies we stress that the first flip is the most important one, and we take the guesswork out of the first transaction, to lead you through a positive first experience on which to build a promising real estate investment portfolio.Flipping Houses For Dummies provides plenty of examples of successful and not-so-successful property flips, presenting the total investment (in time and money), the work involved, and the net profit. Before-and-after photos visually illustrate the positive transformations from run-down-shacks to showcase homes.
Profit from Your Vacation Home Dream: The Complete Guide to a Savvy Financial and Emotional Investment
Christine KarpinskiVacation properties are not just for the elite and wealthy!If you were a rich man… Stop right there! Just because you’re not rich doesn’t mean you don’t want a second home to get away from life as you know it. Whether you dream of living on the beach with sand between your toes or getting away from civilization in a mountain cabin, you don’t have to be a Rockefeller to enjoy your dream home.In Profit From Your Vacation Home Dream: The Complete Guide to a Savvy Financial and Emotional Investment, vacation home buying expert Christine Hrib Karpinski shows you how to not only make your vacation home dream a reality, but to get others to pay your mortgage when you’re not enjoying your home away from home. By renting your vacation home using Karpinski’s recipe for successful vacation home ownership, you will soon be on the road to buying, enjoying and profiting from your second, third – and even fourth home.Karpinski will show you how to: •Evaluate the different types of vacation properties and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each. •Determine how many weeks you need to rent your home and how much you can charge to break even. •Become a master at managing real estate transactions –from negotiating the purchase price to maintaining the property – from the comfort of your hometown. •Determine if renting-by-owner or working with a property management company is right for you.
Small Business Desk Reference
A must-have for all small business owners. Whether someone is starting a business for the first time or the fiftieth, this book provides more knowledge and know-how than any other resource. With information on buying a business or franchise, writing a business plan, handling finances, accounting, legal issues, personnel, operations, marketing, sales, customer service, taxes, insurance and ethics, this comprehensive volume can’t be beat. Coverage includes: • Information on home offices, profits, loss, reinvesting, and planning the next steps • Supplemental materials on start-ups for restaurants, property management, retail, consulting, and service businesses • Beats the competition in coverage—and a better value • Authors of each section are top experts in their fields • Detailed index helps readers find information fast, along with a complete glossary, forms, and a contract primer
Home Inspection Checklists: 111 Illustrated Checklists and Worksheets You Need Before Buying a Home
Norman BeckerA prospective home buyer's guide to evaluating a property, inside and out – loaded with inspection checklists, worksheets, charts, checklists, and photographs. This is a must-have for anyone considering a new or used home purchase. (20031014)
Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn
Stephen Fishman J.D.Tax deductions are essential to any business, but even more so when your office is also your home. You can spend thousands on an accountant or you can turn to Home Business Tax Deductions and do it yourself! Home Business Tax Deductions will help you write off: your home office startup expenses operating expenses vehicles travel entertainment meals health insurance medical bills inventory equipment and much more. Home Business Tax Deductions is comprehensive yet easy to read, with many interesting and relevant examples. It also provides basic information on how different business structures are taxed and how deductions work. Best of all, it keeps you on the straight and narrow, helping you avoid runins with the IRS.
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