Do You Know Everything You Need to Know About Website Law? 
Okay, so you’re thinking about putting together a website with all the bells and whistles. STOP, before you go and hire someone to develop that website, make sure you know everything you need to know about website law. For starters, did you know that the person who creates your website, including the content, videos, fonts, graphics, and html source code is the owner of the copyright in that creative work–even if you paid money for it? And wait, there’s more–what about Terms of Use, Privacy Statements, and those pesky little FTC rules on endorsements and testimonials? There is more to know than meets the eye. Do it right the first time.
Key Reasons You Might Want to Use an Attorney When You Build a Website
 There are a lot of things you must take into consideration before you put together a website.  An attorney who understands website law can be beneficial with helping you get things done correctly—the first time around. Here are a couple of things to take into account:

  • FTC Regulations:  With the intensification of ecommerce the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has implemented new regulations for conducting business online.  Some of the regulations include recent changes to endorsements and testimonials in advertising, the CAN-SPAM act which regulates email marketing, and other codes for website law that regulate ecommerce compliance.
  • Web Hosting Agreements:  A lot of web hosting agencies place excessive fine print in their agreements and if you are unfamiliar with some of the tactics that are used such as bandwidth usage, you could end up inadvertently agreeing to something that will cost you in the future.  A website law attorney can review the contract with you before you sign on the dotted line.

Until next time, take good care and think ASSET Protection!
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