When it comes to website agreements, what the law requires and what is considered best practice within your industry should be considered. Website agreements typically include three agreements and serve different purposes:
3. Copyright Policy
In the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides immunity from claims of contributory copyright infringement to any internet service provider that designates a Copyright Agent and complies with the requirements, which include specific language on one’s website.
Each of these website agreements is critically important and ultimately governs the relationship between you, the website owner, and your users (i.e. your customers). An experienced technology attorney can advise you regarding the legal requirements, industry-specific considerations and best practices based upon how courts and administrative agencies have interpreted certain provisions and terms.
Ultimately, website agreements are some of the most important contracts for your business. You should not copy them from boilerplate forms or your competitors.
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