Website legal forms for bloggers and website owners in the United States need to be posted on websites and be in compliance with current U.S. Internet Laws. New Internet Laws will be effective December 1, 2009. Noncompliance with the laws could result in fines, lawsuits or prison terms. An internet business lawyer could be consulted about the forms or you could use a software program to generate the website’s legal forms.
What is the function of these legal forms?
1. Terms and Conditions of Use
The website’s Terms and Conditions of Use informs guests and potential consumers to your site what they can and can not do while visiting the website.
3. Anti-Spam Policy
The Anti-Spam Policy will inform the users of the website that you do not spam and will not sanction guests to your website exploiting information found there.
4. External Links Policy
The External Links Policy states that the website owner has no control over the content of other websites that the website can link to.
5. Earnings Disclaimer
The Earnings Disclaimer makes it clear that the website owner is not responsible for how much money a customer will make on a Website that sells services or products that allow a customer to make money.
6. Affiliate Agreement
If a website has an affiliate program, the Affiliate Agreement will spell out how and when affiliate commissions are paid and how an affiliate can represent your product or services.
7. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice makes it easier to deal with any infringement complaints.
8. Affiliate Compensation Disclosure Package
Affiliate Compensation Disclosure is one of several new guidelines that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will bring on line on December 1, 2009. According to the FTC, “blogs and websites with ‘material connection’ (affiliate links) must include an Affiliate Compensation Disclosure on the sites.” This new rule will affect everyone who is an internet marketer, blogger or website business owner in the U.S. who has affiliate links on their sites.
These legal forms need to be included on blogs and websites to be in compliance with U.S. Internet Law. You need to consult an internet lawyer for the legal forms or use a website legal forms generator software.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) new guidelines are effective December 1, 2009. Bloggers and website owners need to act soon.
Note: This is not legal advice. To address legal issues consult your internet lawyer.