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Our company has built an e-gaming information website. We need to publish articles on it regularly. We sign some writers to write articles for us. But that's not enough. We need more contents. So we plan to reprint articles from other e-gaming companies' official website. We have obtained verbal or written agreements, like FB,Twitter or emails, from those companies.We wonder whether it is of legal effect. In addition, what kind of contents should be forbidden or get rid of on our website?We are also eager to know more laws or rules about users generating contents in USA.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: I strongly suggest you get a formal, paper (e)signed agreement on what they are agreeing to.

The trail of evidence may be enough for a litigation, but a one document spelling everything is better.

You should have an attorney next to you to walk you through all these questions, to avoid nasty surprises in the end.

Marcos

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