I'm going to develop a social networking website and launch it for use by the public. I'm hoping for someone hopefully with a law background to give me an overview of what needs considering.
The website will be developed with PHP, MySQL, and several other established open source languages + technologies. The reason I list the two above technologies is because I remember hearing some stuff about a MySQL license that prohibits people from using it publically for profit, or selling software that uses MySQL. Is this true?
I'm hoping to use the social website as a business in the far off future, any legal repercussions?
I wouldn't like this idea/brand to be copied by someone, how's this done?
For 'terms and conditions' do I need to actually register something somewhere or can I just write up the terms and conditions and be done with it?
Bonus question: Is there anything else which needs considering, and how much will it all cost?