Originally posted by dherman76
You and the freelancer should sign a non-compete agreement and a non disclosure agreement. This should limit to what the freelancer can do after he/she develops your site.
this could help maybe a non disclosure then a 1 year no compete ??
do not do th scare tactic as someone else said though
my brother is a big attorney wrong thing he says walk up behind em never let em know you are coming and smack em
if you scare somebody they can get you back and you will win
never gointo a fight you know you can not win
hope you would never sign up with a guy who would make you fight
just like bad hosts bad designers are allover to (more ethcially I mena than anything)
but get a patent lawyer to write it up not yourslef
they can write it up in a way that locks a lot of stuff the way the words are written but it also has to be a patentable thing first off
best of luck