How liable are you for copyrighted material on your Web site? – A user posts copyrighted material on your Web site: Are you liable? Attorney Curtis Smolar runs down how to protect yourself for legal action.

How to select your company’s lawyer – While the startup duties of a lawyer are pretty basic, you’ll regret going with the cheapest when you have a real issue come up down the road. Caine Moss, corporate and securities partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, offers eight tips on finding a top notch attorney.

How to keep your business acumen alive for the ages – If you’re the smartest entrepreneur in the world, it may not mean a thing after you retire. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank recounts a conversation with a great legal mind on the only sure way to ensure the methods you devise live on after you leave the startup world.

How to use social media to unlock true fan marketing – Buying a contact list to market your company simply doesn’t work anymore. Serial entrepreneur and marketing expert Scott Olson describes how to find a core group of customers who are willing to not only buy, but spread the word about your company via social media.

Entrepreneurs: Unlearn your MBA! – An MBA could open doors for you in the traditional business world, but David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of the Ruby on Rails web development framework and partner at 37signals, says the thinking that goes with that sort of advanced education can hinder you in the startup world.

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