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Operators of websites in the UK could find themselves liable for various wrongdoings by virtue of operating a website, publishing posts, moderating posts, advertising goods and services or collecting users’ private information. It is important for website operators in the UK to understand their potential legal liabilities and to safeguard themselves against legal claims by internet users, by competitors or by regulatory and law enforcement bodies.

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Because all of our work is focused on the law of the internet, our lawyers are perfectly placed to assist and support operators of websites in the UK with matters of compliance with contacts, website terms and conditions, trading standard matters, anti-competition law, trademarks, online marketing, promotion and advertising laws. From the point of designing your new intent business, you should speak with one of our experienced internet lawyers who will become one of your best trusted advisors throughout the creation and the operation of your internet business.

Moderating posts on a review website. What are the requirements and what should your policy be?

Our forum has an international audience, so how does this affect liability?

UK law is relatively stringent when it comes to the liability of website and forum operators in defamation. Compare this for example to the law in the USA, whether you as a forum operator or a review website moderate posts or not, you are immune from liability. As such, in most cases an international audience does not usually require you to meet more stringent requirements.

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