Cut-and-Pasting Legal Language vs. Hiring a Lawyer


A reader asks: I have a website and can’t afford a lawyer to draft up essential legal notices. I have decided to cut and paste all necessary legal language from a similar website for my site. Is there a problem with this?

Answer: Given the staggering number variables that can play into this, it’s unwise to simply cut and paste terms of use, disclaimers and other legally binding documents on your own website. Covering them all would take several columns, but here are four things to consider...

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