. . . because if you don’t, having it rammed down your throat is going to be a mighty unpleasant experience.
The thing about stealing contracts is that, like smoking, one puff is probably not going to kill you. Over time, however, your three pack a day habit is going to catch up to you in an ugly way. By the time a problem arises, it is often too late to stave off disaster.
The beautiful thing about online commerce is its scalability. For not too much extra effort, you can increase your sales tenfold. Unfortunately, bad decisions, like stealing contracts, can increase your liability tenfold as well.
Terms in contracts are construed against the drafter. If you leave in an ambiguity, the court will read it in favor of the people suing you. That is why lawyers take such care in customizing contracts to your business and its goals.
Finally, there are a few attorneys out there that take a special pride in drafting online contracts from scratch. They also take particular umbrage at people stealing the fruits of their labor. Sometimes even going so far as to include a unique string of words in their contracts which makes the contracts easy to Google-trace.
So even before your stolen contract has an opportunity to get you in hot water with your clients, it may get you an copyright infringement injunction which shuts down your entire website.