Using copyright protected images
Not uncommonly, a website designer will scan the Internet for images s/he can use for your site; then, cut and paste. However,
using copyright protected images is not considered fair use and litigation might ensue
if you are promoting your website for commercial purposes
Solution: It's best to
use your own images and to make sure that any images you do use from elsewhere are
free to license.
Owning your own content vs Licensing it from a vendor
If a vendor created your site, added content and maintains the site, you likely make monthly payments in exchange for his work. You may be surprised to find out that
you don't actually own the content and that you were merely licensing it from the vendor,
If after some time it becomes clear that the vendor isn't actually doing anything and you decide to terminate the relationship
Solution: Make sure the agreement specifies that you
own any content and graphics on your site in addition to the domain name and any passwords used to access the site. Also, include in the agreement a clause that
requires the vendor to assist with transferring to a new vendor if the relationship is terminated.
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