Why the qualifier? Because before we go any further on this thorny topic, I need to make one thing exceedingly clear:
I am not a lawyer, and cannot (and should not!) offer legal advice.
I want to be very clear on that. Nothing on this page constitutes or replaces actual legal advice from an actual attorney. The below information is meant to make you aware of general website legality best practices, and NOT to advise you on how to do implement them to avoid legal ramifications.
If that sounds like a cop-out, think about it this way:
You wouldn’t ask your interior designer to install the track lighting in your kitchen; you’d hire an electrician. You don’t want your web designer to advise you on legal matters; you’d hire a lawyer.
Here’s why you should care about this:
Here is a link I found helpful on the topic:
Still not sure where to start?
Here’s what I do for my own author website: