I would certainly agree that getting proper legal help is the smartest way to do this and should not cost you a prohibitive sum to accomplish.
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You can use Avvo to help locate a lawyer and I suggest that you call around to several and get some insights and a sense for the proper needed budget then pick the best fit to assist you. I will link you to a brief guide on implementing web site terms online that you may find helpful.
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Whether you run the site to generate income or not, you really need to learn the legal and procedural ins and outs of publishing material that other people create on the internet for all the world to see. Buy and read a few of the books linked-to below and then speak with a Texas-licensed intellectual property attorney. Good luck.
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The first thing you need to do is talk to a local attorney or one in Texas who handles these types of issues. You may have better luck in Dallas, Houston or Austin, than Lubbock.
Best of luck,
Shane M. Boasberg
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Having received free suggestions are you going to ban all jokes about attorneys and sharks in return? Save your local lawyer!!
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If you want the strongest possible policy, you should have an attorney draft it for you. Even if you seek outside help, an attorney is going to have a better grasp of the overall laws and more experience with having drafted them in the past. You're the comedy expert, he's the legal expert. You can find local attorneys on Avvo.com, and many attorneys handle transactional/drafting matters like this remotely over the internet. Best of luck.
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