About Me

Who am I?

Hi! My name is Zachary Strebeck.

I’m a lawyer, blogger and digital nomad. Since 2013, I’ve been helping bloggers, game and mobile app developers, and Internet entrepreneurs navigate the digital legal landscape.

I’d love to help you, too.

I run a solo virtual law practice while traveling the world. Since the end of 2013, I’ve been working with my game industry clients through the Internet from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China and Tokyo, along with various parts of the United States.

It’s been a great, life-changing experience!

This ain't no travel blog

Good news, though – this isn’t just another travel blog (even though it started out as one)!

I decided to make my blog the best legal resource out there for bloggers, Internet entrepreneurs and other location-independent businesses. It turns out that the topics I am interested in are also the topics that people who run businesses on the Internet need to know about! Things like starting a company, protecting your intellectual property and dealing with contracts are all legal issues that we run into as bloggers.

I know, because I deal with all of the same issues running my blogs and businesses.

So sign up for my mailing list, grab my RSS feed or follow me on Twitter to keep up with the latest posts. Heck, I’ll even give you a copy of my free eBook about copyright Fair Use (which everyone who creates content should know about) if you sign up over there on the right side of the page.

Help me out

I’ve got a ton of topics to write about, but I’d love your help. Send me a message with any legal questions you have about your blog or location-independent business. I’ll do my best to write up the answer as a blog post and feature your question, if you’d like.

I’m going to try to provide a jargon-free zone. I feel like this helps create maximum understanding and get the most impact from a post. However, sometimes explaining the law requires the use of legal “terms of art.” If I use one and don’t explain it, please let me know. I’ll correct the error and make the post readable by normal human beings, not just lawyers!

The obligatory legal disclaimer

I should point out that everything on this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. It also doesn’t create an attorney-client relationship (which is better than most other kinds of relationships). So much of being a lawyer depends on the specific facts of a client’s situation, so if you have a legal issue, you should contact an attorney. Seriously, do it.

Also, I’m a United States attorney (California, specifically), so much of what I’m talking about on this blog will be from a US legal perspective. Many concepts are generally applied or they matter to you because your site is available in the US, but always check with someone in your home jurisdiction first!