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Parody or parable? Real legal trouble for fictional startup in HBO's 'Silicon Valley', Upstart Business Journal

May 22, 2015

Silicon Valley, HBO’s all-too-real send-up of the Bay Area’s startup culture, is just over halfway through its second season, and the show’s protagonists at fictional startup Pied Piper really need a good lawyer.

Of course, that would make for boring TV, so be glad the only lawyer they’ve seen so far is a guitar-playing space cadet. But the mistakes they make, and the situations they face, are familiar to many startups and tech companies in the actual Silicon Valley. 

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