13 ideas for protecting yourself from being ripped off
Someone posted in a Facebook group recently that he thinks he's been ripped off. He was pretty sure that someone who had attended a training course of his had taken his materials and then run the training in their school. So, what can you do to lessen the chance of something like this happening to you?
Here are my thoughts on the matter. Please bear in mind these are my personal opinions, and I'm not giving advice, legal or otherwise. But I hope you find the points worth thinking about.
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Draw up a contract
If you have a contract stating that your materials won't be reproduced or re-used without your written permission, you have a leg to stand on in the case of a dispute. Hopefully, the existence of the contract will deter anyone from breaching it, thereby avoiding the possibility of a dispute.
Tomorrow: what if a contract is not feasible?