Sarasota, FL asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Florida

Q: Selling t shirts on social media to raise awareness and cite facts written by government and cdc

I’m starting a social media account to raise awareness on Camp Lejeune toxic water. There’s a lot of government websites,like and the cdc that contain useful information I want to talk about and give links for. I also plan to sell T-shirt’s to raise profit for awareness but I don’t want to copyright infringe or monetize something on a page with so many copyrighted facts.

Basically, I want to post facts and cite sources and other useful information. Give people websites to read more(like cdc sites) and tell them they can buy a shirt to raise awareness and donate to help out.

I’m worried about any legal trouble this could cause

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

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