Easy To Do, Frequently Missed: Limiting Your Liability for Online Content

It is a fact of life that companies frequently write their own terms of use and privacy policies rather than using an attorney.  Time and money are always short, and these things would seem easy to do.  After all, plenty of websites have examples that other lawyers have pored over.  Why not just adapt that work?  Here’s one thing you may miss. 

Many website terms of use have a reference to what happens when your site ends up displaying someone else’s copyrighted work.  The terms of use have a section that gives a name, address and contact information where notices of

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Georgia Appellate Court Finds Hawks-Thrashers Sale Verbal Agreement Binding

The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a decision to hold Turner Broadcasting System to its apparent verbal agreement to transfer ownership of the Hawks and Thrashers franchises, ordering the payment of the original $281-million award.

Facts: During the course of negotiations with Texas business man David McDavid, Turner entered into a Letter of Intent that precluded binding negotiations without a  signed agreement. However, that contract had expired by the time Turner representatives purportedly said “we have a deal” in continued verbal negotiations. McDavid had prepared a press release to announce the purchase when Turner retracted the offer, prompting McDavid to sue

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