Legal Issues with Web Sites

Many, if not most, organizations have websites. The legal issues relating to the development and operation of websites are evolving, but only a few questions have begun to be answered. This course, taught by an intellectual property attorney, focuses on four fundamental issues relating to websites: trademark (including use of metatags); copyright (including ownership of sited developed by contractors); linking; and electronic commerce conducted through websites.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • Understanding of the basics for claims of false advertising and claims relating to linking and framing
  • Knowledge of how to contract for the development of websites
  • Information on trademark ownership and registration
  • Understanding of the legal battles over the "location" of activities in cyberspace

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Improve your ability to contract for professional website services
  • Understand the fundamental legal issues involved in website development and operation
  • Minimize risk of infringement for copyright, trademark, and false advertising

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals responsible for an organization's website
  • Web developers
  • Licensors of content for use on websites
  • Managers and project leaders responsible for website development