I have a question on if an idea I want to develop could have legal troubles, but I also want to get suggestions on how to get around it, or avoid them. It's a combination of web development and law, so do I just post it in Law? Or am I allowed to post in Web Applications?


No. Not Web Apps. Web Apps is meant for people who use web based software not people who write it.

If you're worried about actual legal trouble I wouldn't rely on a bunch of random people who claim to be experts on the internet. Even says so on the tin sidebar

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Under "asking"

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If it's serious, go talk to a lawyer.

With more detail, we can maybe find something - but if you're asking 'should I ask a development related question on Web Apps' - have a look at the site help to see if it's in scope.

  • well its a site where you rate people at my college campus , so it would be like 'if i created this , could there be legal issues , and what methods could i use to avoid them' , like no pictures of people , or no real names or something
    – Pacified
    Oct 31 '17 at 0:25
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    That's one of those things where you really want someone familiar with local laws and culture taking a look.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Oct 31 '17 at 2:26

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