Before I start, sorry if this is in the wrong place and also I am aware that this is not a legal forum and thus I should take proper legal advice but any heads up would be appreciated.
So I am looking to create and host my own website and also host a friends website on my server, both of which would allow third parties to submit content in the form of forum posts and comments.
I have been doing some research into this and now I've become terrified of all the laws and potential consequences that I didn't anticipate when I started.
From what I understand, the main thing I want to be concerned about is the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) which concerns any copyrighted material which a user posts, and equally is going to be the most likely problem when the sites go live.
As the website owner and the host of the second site, I am obviously putting myself at risk with being sued which as you might expect... I don't particullarly want.
My Questions are as Follows (and again I shall state I am not expecting actual legal advice but just a few tips and ideas):
-Would I need a DMCA Agent
-Would a set of notices on both sites stating that offending content shall be removed and the offender's account suspended
-Would a Disclaimer cover all the basics
Thank you to anyone that can provide any answers to these questions, whether it be through personal experiences or whatever, it shall be greatly appreciated!