5 Warning Signs You’re Using The Wrong Website Legal Documents

Not all online privacy policies and other website legal documents are created equal. In fact, using the wrong documents could be as dangerous as not having the right ones on your site. Here are five of the common errors Internet business owners make when putting a privacy policy, terms of use, and other legal docs on their sites. Error #1 – Borrowing Another Website’s Legal Documents If you borrow another site’s privacy policy, refund policy, terms of use, DMCA notice, membership agreement or other legal document, you’re likely infringing upon the copyright of the person or entity that owns the legal documents. This means you could face a demand of up to $150,000 per infringement, attorney’s fees and court costs. Even if the website’s owner gives you permission to use the documents, the site’s owner may not have the legal right to do so. Why? Many website legal documents are […]

Why use a barter agreement for your online business?

A written barter agreement can help you get what you need to grow your business on the Internet while at the same time protecting you from legal risks associated with doing deals. Why is it so important to have your barter agreement in writing? As the saying goes, the palest ink is better than the sharpest memory. Putting your barter deals in written contracts keeps you and the other party on the same page rather than creating confusion about who does what, when, and how. Believe it or not, technology has made it that much easier to do barter deals. Instead of being confined to a local market, you now have the ability to trade goods and services with others globally. Whether your business needs a new smart phone or Web design work, there’s someone in the world who is ready, willing, and able to make a barter deal with […]

Internet Scammers Banned

There is no gray area when it comes to Internet scams. You’re either for Internet con artists or against them. As an Internet lawyer, I believe that now is the time for clarity on this issue. Today, I am drawing a line in the sand. .. If you are an Internet scam artist, do not contact my firm about legal representation. And just to be on the safe side, I’m pushing the line a little further in favor of ethics. Do not contact me about legal representation if you… Sell or promote make money online (MMO) products unless you can provide written proof in a form acceptable to me that your net annual income from your online business is at least $100,000 for the past three (3) years excluding income earned selling MMO products. Own or represent a network marketing venture Sell or promote business opportunities (biz opps) that violate […]