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Custom Content for Your Blog

Many small businesses start blogs. Unfortunately, after a few weeks or months, the owner loses interest and the blog lies dormant, gathering virtual dust. It’s not that blogging is difficult. But it requires time and effort that most business owners would rather devote to serving customers.

Yet blogging is an important tool for promoting a business. Unlike newer forms of social media, blogging draws potential customers to your website. A blog allows you go into depth on a subject and demonstrate your expertise in a way that simply is not possible in 140 characters or a “meme.”

I’ve been blogging professionally since 2000–before the term “blog” entered the popular lexicon. I’ve served a number of professional clients, ranging from nonprofit public policy groups to college football websites. I know how to write timely content that will make sure your blog and business website never goes stale.

How Blog Ghostwriting Works

Every business and blog setup is unique. There is no single, correct approach. I’ve had some clients who like to update their blogs 2 or 3 times per week, and others who only do so twice a month. The appropriate frequency depends on a number of factors, including the types of services you offer, how much “news” there is about your subject, and your budget for ghostwriting services.

Whatever your needs, contact me today and we can work together to develop a custom ghostwriting package for your business. With respect to the actual blog posts, you will retain full ownership and copyright of all accepted and paid-for work.

Full-Service Blog Support

Do you need help with more than just writing your blog? Fortunately, I can help you setup and run blogs on the WordPress, Ghost, and Hugo platforms.

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Software runs many of our critical business systems. But what happens when the vendor responsible for the software decides to exit the market? Do customers have any legal recourse if they were led to believe product support would continue indefinitely? A state appeals court in Wisconsin recently addressed these questions, and found the customer’s options for relief were limited by its own decision not to purchase extended service contracts.

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While intellectual property such as copyrights and trademarks have relatively well-defined boundaries, there are other intangible property concepts like “trade secrets” that are a bit murkier. Most U.S. states have laws to define and protect trade secrets. But it’s not always how broad those definitions are, or how far a business can go in asserting control over certain information. For example, a federal judge in Maryland recently held that static screenshots of a software’s user interface were not, taken on their own, a “trade secret” under state law.

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Software development largely disregards national borders. Many open source projects have contributors in different countries, even different continents. But when legal disputes arise, borders suddenly matter again, since courts need to establish their jurisdiction over the parties involved. Recently, a federal judge in Michigan decided to exercise jurisdiction over a Dutch programmer accused of misappropriating a combination of open-source and proprietary code from a local software company. The judge also denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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In most civil trials, such as personal injury claims, expert testimony is an invaluable tool used by both sides to help explain complex technical concepts to lay jurors. You would think expert testimony would be especially welcome in cases involving software copyrights, where jurors may be asked to examine and compare source code written in highly specialized programming languages. But at least one federal appeals court has maintained a ban on such testimony for nearly 40 years–and the U.

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Jury duty is a civic responsibility, but many people see it as an inconvenience. Even a simple civil case may require a juror to take several days off from work to sit in a courtroom and listen to the details of some car accident. But every lawsuit is a serious matter, at least to the litigants, and it deserves each juror’s attention and respect. One of the cardinal rules of jury duty is to never discuss a pending case with outsiders.

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