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We did not have any written agreement, just a verbal agreement that would have been referenced in emails.
I would like to carry on with it - as it is a blog I started many years ago, and I have built the followers over a number of years. However if it is too contentious I would leave it. Would it be an option to 'buy' out the third party? Have I the right to use the articles I wrote over the years again myself?
We agreed that we would enter into business in a fifty fifty partnership using the blog as the foundations for any business. We agreed that I would manage the content side of things and put posts up and my colleague would arrange the business side of things. She is now taking the business into a high risk venture so I have decided to end our partnership as I don't believe in the idea. She wants to use the blog followers as an audience to promote her new business to.
The blog has been operational for a number of years, and followers have grown over that whole period, not just the period of the partnership.
Sorry - maybe I'm not being clear about it.
I have had the blog for a few years, stylejump.com. It's about fashion at the races.
Last Spring, Kelley Burke came on board and we were promoting the website as a business and creating content by going to race meeting etc around Ireland. This was not agreed formally and there was no revenue in.
In recent weeks, Kelley wants to take the business in a direction that I don't feel is right, so I have dissolved the partnership.
My query is to what extent does Kelley have a claim to the blog? As she is intending to promote her new business to the followers - basically is it still my blog, or has her work over the last few months afforded her some rights or claim to it? At the moment the website is just 'sitting still' as we decide how we will split it, or who is entitled to what.