#30 Internet Lawyer to Online Businesses, Richard Chapo

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Summary: Internet Lawyer to Online Businesses, Richard Chapo<br> I am super excited today because Today’s guest is someone every online entrepreneur needs, but most don’t even know they do.<br> He is a lawyer, but not any lawyer, he is an internet Lawyer to online businesses.<br> Richard Chapo is a business lawyer in San Diego who has been practicing for 25 years.<br> Richard advises small and large online businesses on how best to comply with laws such as the DMCA and FTC regulations applicable to conducting business online.<br> Richard Chapo is a massive hockey fan and avid traveler having lived in such exotic locations as Siberia.<br> Some questions:<br> <br> * How did you get started? Was it always your plan? When did you realize you wanted to be an internet lawyer?<br> * What is the most common case of online lawbreaking?<br> * copyright and trademarking, is that something you do?<br> * What can people trademark?<br> * Do online business owners need insurance? what kind of insurance?<br> * Buying an online business, what do I need to know?<br> * Have you worked with any amazon sellers yet?<br> * As an internet lawyer, Richard Chapo do you just need to know the law or do you also need to have a deep understanding of web development coding, e-commerce, etc?<br> * Everyone has heard of GDPR, do you think most online entrepreneurs are aware of what it means?<br> * If an online business has 2 or more founders what do they need to have as contracts?<br> * Entity formation, we all hear advice about forming an LLC in Delaware, is that legit advice?<br> * Terms of service and privacy at the bottom of our websites, is it mandatory?<br> <br>  <br> Richard Chapo can be reached through his website SoCalInternetLawyer.com.<br> or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardachapo/<br> Thanks for listening and reading, please subscribe and review the show