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Blog in the US, What do I need to be "legal"?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Traste, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm not from the States, so not really familiar with legal matters over there. I'm creating a blog aiming US market, with US DNS. Do I need to add some sort of contact info page, "legal disclaimer" or something like that? It's a blog about Apple iOS jailbreaking.

    I've heard so much about SOPA and crappy stuff that I want to be cautious.

    Thank you
     
  2. X9RILLION

    X9RILLION Registered Member

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    I don't give legal advice, so please do not take my advice as your primary source of information. I am only providing information.

    With that being said, I hope this may help you a little bit: wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/feds-ok-iphone-jailbreaking/
     
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  3. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    Thanks for the info :) So, no need for any other info/contact page?
     
  4. X9RILLION

    X9RILLION Registered Member

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    As with any copyrighted product or business, you have to be careful when using the Apple Inc name, logo, or any of their copyrighted products on your web page.

    Like I said before, don't take my advice as your legal advice. I am just providing information. I wish I could help, but I am not a lawyer.
     
  5. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    I'm really careful with copyright products (logos, images, etc.). But still, I'm new here and just a little frightened :D

    Thanks for your help!
     
  6. CenTex Hosting

    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    To start off I would only go with what a lawyer says.

    IMO

    you wont have anything to worry about until you get to the first page and you are making money. Most places wont bother with the small fry they want to go after people they can get money from.

    I would just make sure that you dont use their logo or images from them Tweek and change the phones that you use and so on.

    best of luck
     
  7. sanitized_by_mercury

    sanitized_by_mercury Newbie

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    This is fine practice, but I would ask a lawyer without paying him/her. I feel that the answer is simple.

    If you simply describe how to do something without actually facilitating it, I would believe that it falls under free speech law.

    Now, I know. You can challenge this notion saying: "What about terrorist manuals? They describe how to do something without actually facilitating it."

    I still think that they are protected speech.

    A disclaimer, I think, even in this situation, is to protect you against being sued, which is not a consideration of laws on the books per se. But, I tend to think that disclaimers always wear thin anyway.
     
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    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    Sorry for a short (you may decide it stupid) answer but the only thing you need is legal content.
     
  9. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the answer. Actually, it's not stupid IMO ;-) Still, I might be wrong, but I swear I did read something about a necessary "real" contact address or something like that so you can be reach "offline".

    Anyways, I feel better now.

    Thanks everyone for the support!
     
  10. GiJoe

    GiJoe Newbie

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    If you are really concerned with the legal side - contact a lawyer. There are sites online that offer legal services that could help you out since you are in a different country.