In a contract for a coaching program, mentoring, training, membership or online course, would it be wise to have a clause stating that some of the materials are in the public domain and are based on third-party ideas and concepts?
Although there is nothing legally that says that what you sell in a coaching program, mentoring, training, membership or online course needs to be novel or indeed that it is all based on ideas or concepts that you have come up with yourself, it may be useful to include some wording to explain that this is the case, in order to point to it in the contract, should future customers challenge this in any way.
Wording that you might want to use would be:
“You acknowledge that certain information contained in the Materials is already in the public domain and that certain of the Materials are based on third party ideas and concepts.”
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