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They enable owners to reserve the right to deny access to users who engage in objectionable conduct and to remove content they find offensive or that may subject them to liability.
1. Browsewrap vs. Clickwrap license
Browsewrap terms are listed on the website, without requiring action of any kind. Consequently, if the user never saw the browsewrap terms, there was no contract formed because there was no 'meeting of the minds,' and the terms do not legally bind the users.
2. Prohibit automated and excessive queries
"An excellent tool that allows webmasters to control the volume of malicious traffic on a website is Cloudflare's rate limiting."
- said Adan Morales, webmaster of Jump for Adan
, an online portal for party equipment rentals. "It allows a customer to rate limit, shape, or block traffic based on the rate of requests per client IP address, cookie, authentication token, or other attributes of the request. "
3. Deter data mining
4. Make terms prominent
"Often, business owners don't consult with a copyright attorney about their website's Terms and Conditions or any other legal matter relating the website because there is a lack of transparency in what attorneys charge."
- said Ailene Valdivia, spokesperson for AttorneyFee
, a project dedicated to research and educate consumers about the cost of legal services. -"Solopreneurs and small start-ups just assume that attorney fees are too high, and are left with placing legal jargon on their website when most of the time they don't even understand what it means."
5. Rights of copyright and licenses
Everything created and published on your website is automatically copyrighted. Nowadays, there are many legal service providers online that can help you with copyright issues and licenses to the content you put out there. You can license any of your rights to users to share and use your work, transfer them, or obtain a Creative Commons license.
Let your users know what they can and can't share, copy, use, and reproduce to prevent legal issues.
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