Online Degree

Business and Intellectual Property Laws

By on June 30, 2014

 

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Getting a degree in business is not something that you have to do before starting your own company, but it is a very good idea to consider your education first. There are many things that you can learn that will help make your company successful. Simple errors can be a huge problem when you’re running a company. Learning within the WSU online program or a similar program at a major university means that you will know of many possible mistakes in advance, allowing you to avoid them. Among other things, you are going to learn about a tricky subject known as intellectual property law. 

There are two sides to this. First, you need to know how these laws protect the things that you create. Basically, if you come up with an idea, you have some rights to protect that from theft even if it is not a tangible object. For example, you could come up with the idea for a new technology. You may write it down and tell your partner about. He can’t steal that idea and go to someone else to make it. You might not have the invention yet, but the idea is still yours. 

On the other side, you have to know when to respect the intellectual property rights that are held by someone else. Protected intellectual property includes music and artwork. If you decide to make a commercial for your company, for instance, and you use someone else’s song to do it, you could be guilty of intellectual property theft. This is true even if you record the song on your own. 

These lines can get rather thin and confusing at times, which is why being educated on the subject is so crucial. You really need to know what types of things are protected, what you can and cannot do, and what intellectual property theft means for your company. Protect your ideas and respect other’s intellectual property. These laws have gained a lot of notoriety lately because the Internet has made it so easy to pass files back and forth and obtain intellectual property without the owner’s knowledge. 

 

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Bookstores

Libreria Acqua Alta

By on June 20, 2014

 

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entrance, cat cradle on the side

Found the most beautiful bookshop in the world while strolling in Venice and really loved it. The bookstore called Libreria Acqua Alta is so unique – books and gondolas and bathtubs? Why not! The idea is so that when the water rises (high tide = Acqua alta in Italian), the books won’t get wet.

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Gondola book pile

The book shop is also home to some bookish cats, visitors could pet and take photos of…or with. At some spots, they aren’t easily visible, sleeping in their baskets, you’d only notice them if they purr.

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read: cat’s overhead
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to the canal
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Italian charm

Cautious as the owners were, some books weren’t able to make it…they are then taken at the back of the bookstore, a charming corner where they are all piled up…you can go up on these piles and see what’s beyond the bookshop….just follow the books. I’ts always a good advice to take.

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Follow the books

 

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