Often the budgets of startups constrain their options for obtaining labor for skilled tasks (such as building a website) or hour-intensive menial tasks (such as compiling potential sales leads from a search engine). Crowdsourcing, whether it is of the variety where people are invited to bid on one or few jobs or the variety where a task is segmented into many smaller parts for a number of people to complete quickly and easily, is often employed by many cash conscious businesses. This article identifies several of the legal issues entrepreneurs should be cognizant of when using crowdsourcing for their businesses.
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Crowdsourcing: Efficient Tasking for Entrepreneurs?