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Can I reuse terms & conditions from another website? Is it legal?

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Can I reuse terms & conditions from another website? Is it legal?
posted Feb 21, 2018 by Raghav Choudhary

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Wholesale copying and pasting of another website’s TOS and passing it off as your own amounts to copyright infringement. Despite having similar sounding language and a general lack (but not absence) of creativity, TOS’s are protected materials under copyright law. Copying and pasting this same document and posting it on your website is legally similar as passing off another’s photograph as your own. You should have a lawyer draft a TOS specifically for your website, or look into an appropriate open-source licensed TOS.

answer Feb 22, 2018 by Naveen Kumar
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