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What are the legal ramifications of putting on a copyrighted play? Do you need copyright permission? Can you sell tickets to the play and take a profit? Is any of it legal? Let’s go behind the scenes to find out of your school play is breaking the law. more...

- - Copyrights

No doubt, you’re aware the 2010 US Census is underway. You’ve probably even filled out some forms or answered some questions to do your part. So what’s the point? What is the US Census doing for you? Find out why you should care how many people in Alabama ride bikes to work. more...

- - Running Your Business

The sports world has had its share of trademark infringement lawsuits and accusations. Take a closer look at a few of the more famous trademark disputes, from the San Diego Chicken to the New Orleans Saints. more...

- - Trademarks

As an employer, it is crucial that you understand the distinctions between an independent contractor and an employee so that you can be sure you are abiding by federal and state tax laws. more...

- - Running Your Business

New federal rules are changing the way banks charge overdraft fees—and the changes can save you money. Get the details on the changes and what they mean for you and your money. more...

- - Personal Finance

Anyone who has seen an episode of Law and Order, NCIS—or any other police drama—has heard a police officer recite: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you desire an attorney and cannot afford one, an attorney will be obtained for you before police questioning." These statements, or similar advisories, are generally known as “Miranda Rights.” But what exactly are Miranda Rights and what are they designed to protect? more...

- - More US Law

Sexual harassment is a possibility in any workplace. Here’s a look at some of the biggest sexual harassment cases in recent memory and what lessons you can learn from them. more...

- - At the Workplace

Ask any pet owner what they would save if their house caught fire. Pets often rank higher than jewelry or artwork. You love your pets—have you planned for their care after your death? more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

Who owns your tweets? As of April 2010, the US Government. Find out what the Library of Congress plans to do with your 140-character confessions. more...

- - Technology

With unemployment rampant in this down economy, those with steady full-time jobs are lucky indeed. That paycheck is nice, but finding colleagues that we like is a real bonus too. Many employers encourage camaraderie among employees and often have company-sponsored outings to facilitate bonds between co-workers. more...

- - At the Workplace