Lakeville, MN asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Business Law and Internet Law for Minnesota

Q: I joined an online course to create 'lead generation' web pages. The idea is to rent the webpage to local companies.

I have heard that if I create a web page for a licensed business, say an auto repair business or a limo service I must either have a license for that industry OR I must have a disclaimer saying "This is a third party webpage" otherwise I can get fined by some federal agency. Is this true or can I create a generic page like 'Best Carpet Cleaners Duluth MN' and rent it out to Joe the carpet guy, because I have all the backlinks and SEO to generate a lot of high quality traffic to his company?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I'm unaware of any federal rule that says you, the creator has to do something. Many web services work off of templates. However you could have liability if you are viewed as enabling a business that is fraudulent. You may want to learn the business and reframe it to avoid issues.

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