What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs

It’s funny how easy it is to take things, such as the ability to quickly and easily access the internet, for granted. Many of us were reminded of that on Friday when a massive DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack took down major swaths of the internet, including Twitter, Paypal, Github, and many others.
At this point, it appears as though the DDoS attack focused on a single point of failure; the DNS provider Dyn. In short, Dyn provides the service that points a web URL (such as www.forbes.com) to the appropriate IP address and content. Dyn was flooded with traffic that was designed to tax their services (such as their API) to their limits.
Traffic from several million IP addresses was sent in at least three massive waves, overwhelming Dyn’s system and causing it to go down. When that happened, web browsers were no longer able to connect web addresses to their respective websites, thus prohibiting users from accessing their desired services.

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Матеріали до лекції “Корпоративні правовідносини”

Прилуцький Р.Б. “ПРО ПОНЯТТЯ КОРПОРАТИВНОГО ПРАВА ТА ЙОГО МІСЦЕ У СИСТЕМІ ПРАВА УКРАЇНИ” (стаття pdf)

John Armour,  Henry Hansmann Reinier Kraakman “The Essential Elements of Corporate Law” (PDF)

 

Серед теоретичних положень корпоративного права найбільше дискусій нині викликають наступні: 1) поняття корпоративного права та його місце у системі права; 2) проблема виділення відносин, що є власне предметом корпоративного права, їх правова й економічна природа; 3)  визначення поняття корпорації як ядра корпоративного права.

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The Benefits of Being a U.S. Virgin Islands Tax Exempt Company

By Steven K. Hardy on October 14, 2016, Posted in Tax & Estate Planning

exemptFor the most part, even though the U.S. Virgin Islands is not a state, most U.S. federal laws apply in the Territory. This includes federal tax law. However, that law is not governed by the Internal Revenue Service. Instead, a separate local tax code called the “mirror system” exists, and it is administered instead by the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

The U.S. Virgin Islands has had authority from Congress for more than 50 years to allow for tax-exempt companies within the territory. Here are just a few of the most significant benefits of such a structure: Continue reading The Benefits of Being a U.S. Virgin Islands Tax Exempt Company

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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses (self-paced training exercise)

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This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; Identifying types of information that should be secured; Identifying the types of cyber threats; Defining risk management; and Listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats.

Duration: 00:30:00

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The Future of Business Belongs To The ‘Small Giants’

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It seems as though you can’t turn on the television or pick up a magazine without coming across a politician or pundit extolling the virtues of small business and the role it plays in the U.S. economy.
In fact, Forbes is currently on the lookout for some of these amazing “small giants.”
It’s easy to see why small business is such a popular topic of conversation. As of today there are about 30 million small businesses in the U.S., 6 million of which actually have employees. These businesses account for over 50% of total U.S. GDP and 75% of the net new jobs in the U.S.

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Матеріали до лекції “Захист прав суб’єктів підприємництва”

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Конституція України

Стаття 124. Правосуддя в Україні здійснюють виключно суди.

Делегування функцій судів, а також привласнення цих функцій іншими органами чи посадовими особами не допускаються.

Юрисдикція судів поширюється на будь-який юридичний спір та будь-яке кримінальне обвинувачення. У передбачених законом випадках суди розглядають також інші справи.

Законом може бути визначений обов’язковий досудовий порядок урегулювання спору.

Народ безпосередньо бере участь у здійсненні правосуддя через присяжних.

Україна може визнати юрисдикцію Міжнародного кримінального суду на умовах, визначених Римським статутом Міжнародного кримінального суду. Continue reading Матеріали до лекції “Захист прав суб’єктів підприємництва”

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Coursera: Rethinking International Tax Law

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Об этом курсе: In recent years, the international tax planning strategies of multinationals have become a source of – often heated – debate. This course provides learners with the tools to become fully informed participants in the debate by explaining the foundations and practice of international tax law as well as addressing current developments and the ethical aspects of tax planning.

Для кого этот курс: This course is free, and will remain free for participants. You can purchase a certificate.

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Start-Up Chile

Start-Up Chile is a program created by the Chilean Government that seeks to attract early-stage, high-potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups using Chile as a platform to go global.  The end goal of this program is to position Chile as the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America.

Start-Up Chile has a large portfolio, receiving in between 200 – 250 companies a year. This deal flow is represented by 3 distinct programs based on the stage of the startup.

    • The S Factory: Pre-acceleration program for startups in early concept stage focusing in female founders. Selected companies receive $10 million CLP (around USD$14K) equity free and 3 months acceleration. Two rounds a year of 20-30 companies each.
    • SeedAcceleration program for startups with a functional product and early validation. Selected companies receive $20 million CLP (around USD$30K) equity free and 6 months acceleration. Two rounds a year of 80-100 companies each.
    • ScaleFollow-on fund for top performing startups that are incorporated in Chile, have traction and are looking to scale in LATAM and globally. Selected companies receive $60 million CLP (around USD$86K) equity free with the condition that they incorporate and open operations in Chile. Two rounds a year of 20-30 companies each.

Website: http://startupchile.org/

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Three Startups Aiming to Disrupt Immigration Law

Gabrielle Orum Hernández, Legaltech News

The crowd chants in favor of immigration law reform during a massive rally held at the Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 10, 2006. The crowd, estimated at 500,000, stretched from the Washington Monument to near the Capitol. Organized by the National Capital Immigration Coalition (NCIC), the rally was part of a nationwide web of rallies, with 142 cities represented. The rally featured speeches by labor union leaders, faith sector leaders, and prominent politicians such as Senator Ted Kennedy. NCIC leaders and other grassroots organizations plan to convene to outline future steps in bringing more immigrants out on election day, and to map out a strategy for political action in favor of immigration reform and immigrant rights. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/LEGAL TIMES.
The crowd chants in favor of immigration law reform during a massive rally held at the Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 10, 2006. The crowd, estimated at 500,000, stretched from the Washington Monument to near the Capitol. Organized by the National Capital Immigration Coalition (NCIC), the rally was part of a nationwide web of rallies, with 142 cities represented. The rally featured speeches by labor union leaders, faith sector leaders, and prominent politicians such as Senator Ted Kennedy. NCIC leaders and other grassroots organizations plan to convene to outline future steps in bringing more immigrants out on election day, and to map out a strategy for political action in favor of immigration reform and immigrant rights. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/LEGAL TIMES.

These three companies are using technology to cut through complex bureaucracy and pricey attorney expenses to help users prepare their immigration applications.

Navigating the U.S. immigration process is known to be a headache and a half—not only do potential applicants need to properly categorize their current status, but they need to figure out which specific forms and addendums to submit, make no factual errors, and submit their names to exceedingly long waitlists.

At present, all applicants have to fill out and submit paper forms to their local immigration office. Though U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has promised an online submission system for immigration applications, it’s not expected to be completed and functional until 2019 at the earliest. Continue reading Three Startups Aiming to Disrupt Immigration Law

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