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Most stolen copy and ripping off lawyers What parts of web pages are most often ripped amelvin msg:3585022 2:44 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0) I was thinking about this and I think that the most often ripped off copy, certainly from major sites, it the legal guff about visitors T&Cs.
Most sites would look to copy and paste the info from a major site (who may have paid someone with legal training to come up with it) - because who would want to pay a lawyer hundreds/thousands for this legalese for every website they build?
Has anyone here ever paid a lawyer to write appropriate T&Cs or Legals for a website?
If no-one has any recollection of paying then perhaps there was once a lawyer paid to write the original legal bit and he's since been ripped off billions of times. Which sounds kind-a funny!
Syzygy msg:3585183 5:20 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
The previous company I worked for did everything above board, which means that all sites had T&C's and privacy policies especially written by qualified legal practitioners.
Mind you, I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that the legal profession uses "templates" for this type of thing...
edited by: Syzygy at 5:20 pm (utc) on Feb. 26, 2008] King_Fisher msg:3585238 6:04 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
Lawyers being ripped off!...I like the sound of that!...KF :o) ergophobe msg:3587450 8:32 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
>>learn that the legal profession uses "templates" for this type of thing...
And you can too - Nolo Press has a lot of "everyday law for the everyman" type of books that I believe have all sorts of boilerplate.
webwannabee msg:3587776 4:38 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
I can't keep up with it -- then again, I am in a vertical where it is nearly impossible to even find where the site is hosted from who is the webmaster, etc.
I just checked something -- one of my top pages has literally 86 plagiarizers publishing the exact paragraph cut & pasted from my page.
My page is still top ten out or scores of millions & I never get penalized for duplicate content.
Go by the keywords -- if their site SERPS up when you do a search for your key words go after them. Otherwise, nobody will ever see their page any way.
It's kinda sorta a compliment when I get ripped off.
It's all about the €€€€€€'s