When negotiating your website agreement, it is important to consider several factors: Who will own the copyright to your website? What happens if service is interrupted? Who is responsible for maintaining and updating the website and how often must it be done?
The company you hire to create your website will own the copyright unless your agreement with them says otherwise. A website consists of many pieces: There is the computer code, graphics, text, and photographs. A different person or entity could own the copyright to each piece. For example, if you create the text and provide it to your website developer, you own the copyright to that text.