What are the legal concerns when creating a web site?

Posted by: digi_SSLA

What are the legal concerns when creating a web site? - 04/19/05 03:18 PM

Hi!!

Just new here., please answer:
What are the legal concerns when creating a web site? Are there any legal actions for any violations regarding this matter?

Thanks in advance!! \:\)
Posted by: lacrymosa85

Re: What are the legal concerns when creating a web site? - 06/16/09 09:52 AM

It depends on the content of your website, and the jurisdiction you are in.

Where I come from (Australia), one can be liable for misleading and deceptive conduct, if they are advertising materials which can be deceiving. There are also copyright laws which protect the true owner of intellectual property or respective copyrights. Also, if your site is purporting to sell goods and products, you may be liable for implied warranties that come with normal sale of goods.

Any number of laws can govern the internet, but generally, for a small noncommercial website, a common sense approach will usually be good enough.
Posted by: joaquin112

Re: What are the legal concerns when creating a web site? - 03/16/10 06:56 PM

Well just stay away from the obvious illegal topics and don't infringe any copyright laws. You'll be fine.