The Internet has made consumer engagement easier than ever before. Consumers can tweet about your products, connect with your company on Facebook, or follow the brand on Instagram. Many companies also allow for users to generate content directly on the company website. Apple's Support Communities are a good example of this, as are FindLaw Answers.
But before you add user-generated content to your website, you'll want to make sure you're up to speed on legal protections and risks. Here are the laws to know before you start opening your corporate website to user-generated content.