About Website Copy rights or infringement

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    About Website Copy rights or infringement

    I am planning to develop an auction website, that should be similar to an existing website, except for the design. here are my questions

    1. will i be sued? even if the website design is different, but the web contents and the idea is similar
    2.if iam going to be sued, can i then develop the website to be used in different region / country ( not listed in the original website)
    3. what other options i can use , to prevent falling in copyright issue, e.g, would any minor modification to my web contents help


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    What do you mean by similar? You are free to create an auction website. There are hundreds, if not thousands of different auction websites on the internet. So long as you don't violate any copyright, trademark, patent laws, you are fine to create this website.

    Copyright - You cannot steal images or content from other websites.
    Trademark - You cannot use names or marks that are similar to other websites that would likely cause consumer confusion
    Patent - You cannot use any methods on your websites that have been patented
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