What to include in your eBook disclaimer?

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I'm trying to figure out what to include in my disclaimer. I thought mine was good enough when I realized that a couple other eBooks in my possession have much longer disclaimers(A whole page...mine is like a paragraph), so I figured I had better ask what all needs to be included in a disclaimer?

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author obin94
    Honestly as long as it says you are not liable and that these are not income promises you will be fine. Nobody is going to sue you over your ebook. It will cost more for them in legal fees.
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    • Profile picture of the author HawkPrecision
      Originally Posted by obin94 View Post

      Honestly as long as it says you are not liable and that these are not income promises you will be fine. Nobody is going to sue you over your ebook. It will cost more for them in legal fees.
      Thanks for responding man.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by obin94 View Post

      Honestly as long as it says you are not liable and that these are not income promises you will be fine. Nobody is going to sue you over your ebook. It will cost more for them in legal fees.
      That is UTTER BULL!!!! ESPECIALLY in the US. Ever hear the alphabet soup like FTC, FCC, FDA, etc? They don't care how much it costs. HECK, they have spent the money ANYWAY! I mean do YOU walk because it costs too much to have a car? Most people ALREADY have the car, so they might as well use it. LIKEWISE, the alphabet soup ALREADY has the lawyers, etc.... so they can use them.

      This isn't an empty threat either. MANY, including internet marketers, have been sued over things costing as little as NOTHING! Write a popular book on cures without the right disclaimers, and you can get sued. Even VITAMINS must claim they are not meant to cure, diagnose, or prevent the VERY diseases they have long been proven to prevent.

      Diclaimers are based on content, and should be accessible from the Point of sale and ad.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author fern
    Some disclaimers are full of legal jargon. Just advise that individual results vary, you're not responsible for any losses that may occur. Basically, what worked for you may not work for them, etc. Also include that the book may not be shared or given away and that you hold all rights to the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    You may put: "Results varies individual from individual, seek further professional advise if needed, no guarantee of profits"
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  • Profile picture of the author iamrichard
    i think all above are quite sufficient, but i just want to add one thing: if your ebook is related to health issue, i would add one thing like: For medical advise, please consult your family doctor. Normally we are not allowed or qualified to give any medical suggestion. So you are on safer side with something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    There is nothing wrong with a long disclaimer. If you want, you can add one yourself like others have it.

    You don't have to write things up yourself. You can pretty much copy them and make sure that you add your own website name.

    There are so many websites that copy this from each other. Nothing wrong with that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

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      You don't have to write things up yourself. You can pretty much copy them and make sure that you add your own website name.
      Gasp
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      • Profile picture of the author HawkPrecision
        Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

        Gasp

        HOLY JESUS!!!! WILL EDWARDS ANSWERED MY THREAD!!!! I KNOW YOU!!!!!! YOU OWN WHITEDOVE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        YOU ROCK MAN~!!!!!

        I didn't know you were a warrior. Awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    What you include in your disclaimer may depend on what the electronic book actually contains.
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    You should write a disclaimer, even if it's short. Especially if you're mentioning other sites, persons or company names there... at least write one for your site selling the ebook.

    Even if you don't call it "disclaimer", it must satisfy the function of one...
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    BTW there is ANOTHER neat little feature! You see, in the US at least, Lawyers are NOT allowed to sue! YEP, you heard right! A person figuring cigarettes are harmful, for example, can't just SUE! And WHAT if he LOSES? All that time and expense for NOTHING!

    WHAT TO DO....WHAT TO DO?

    LAWYERS CAME UP WITH A SOLUTION! LOOK for a victim! If they find one, they can sue! YEAH! But what if the person is poor? They have $30 to their name, etc....
    The lawyer COULD take $3, but that is NOTHING!

    OK, he doesn't sue for a client! He sues for a CLASS! You get a million people to pay $3, and BANG! And it may be easier to win!

    Ever hear of a class action lawsuit? Of course THEY are civil, so the feds can STILL pick up the crumbs!

    Steve
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