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UPDATE: Music Licensing 101: The Basics for Hotel & Restaurant Operators

I first posted a version of this blog entry in June 2012, and have received many queries since about music licensing and, in particular, the homestyle exception. A common misconception about the homestyle exception is that it applies to recorded music, such as MP3s and CDs.

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Is the Terms of Use on Your Website an Enforceable Agreement?

Holiday time for many businesses, both online and brick and mortar, means loads of online shopping. However, if an online transaction is ever disputed, the Terms of Use on the vendor’s website may come into play.

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Merchants Beware: After a Recent Court Decision, Printing any Part of the Expiration Date on a Credit or Debit Card Receipt May be a Willful Violation of Federal Law

Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA, retailers, hotels and restaurants that accept credit or debit cards may not print the expiration date or more than the last five digits of the card number on any electronically printed receipt provided at the point of sale.

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