Internet Business Lawyer
Whether you are just starting an online business, opening a web presence for your real world company or are already established online, it is vital you understand the web is becoming a highly regulated market from a legal perspective. As an internet lawyer, I provide clients with the advice and documentation required to comply with the latest legal requirements so you can focus on running your business instead of legal issues.
One area where websites often get into legal trouble is their failure to take into account legislation applicable to certain niches. For instance, consider dating sites. Is such a site required to carry out background checks on members signing up with the site? What about a social media site where one member makes slanderous statements about another? Can the site be held liable for those statements? What if your site is tailored towards adults, but has games on it? Must the site comply with the regulations dictated by the FTC in relation to children’s privacy online? A different law applies to each of these questions and the incorrect assessment can result in devastating fines and injunctions or lawsuit judgments. Do you know what laws apply to your specific site and are you in compliance with them? “Winging it” it on the web is a very good way to get into significant legal trouble.
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Richard Chapo, Esq.