[thelist] Web design and maintenance, Legal agreements

M. Seyon evoltlist at delime.com
Tue Nov 9 20:32:39 CST 2004

Hi, don't know if you got any responses to this yet, I only received it 
this evening. Laws vary, sometimes drastically, from country to country. 
I've said before and I'll say again, as professional and knowledgeable as 
some of us are, I don't think it's the place to ask questions concerning 
serious legal issues. And yes, contracts are serious legal issues.

Although I understand the temptation, this really isn't an area in which 
you want to go the DIY route to save a few dollars. It's sorta like 
accepting cancer treatment advice from a cancer patient, just because, you 
know, it worked for them.

Consult a lawyer in your area, preferably one who specialises in contract 
law and is knowledgeable about the Internet and doing business online. Once 
you've got a lawyer to go through a good contract template with you, you 
can most likely modify it for different clients.

That said, if you're looking for a book to just talk you through the 
basics, "The Geek's Guide to Internet Business Success" by Bob Schmidt may 
be worth a look.


Message from oz (11/5/2004 05:18 PM)
>I am looking for some advice. I would like to learn about current and
>best practises for web developers on legal agreements,
>design/maintenance contracts etc. Is there a Standard or Recommendation?

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