I discovered something odd about myself the other day, I actually have morals. More than this, I appear to be having a moral dilemma.
Basically, I have a client who I'm building a website for. From what I can gather, he's stolen the idea from another site, and thinks he can prove more popular than them.
A couple of days ago, he called me up about some legal matter with his solicitor, and told me that they'd looked at the terms and conditions on this other site. His solicitor is under the impression that the site wrote the T&C's without legal guidence, and as such, there's a very large loophole that leaves the site open for liability if anything goes wrong. He then told me that he thinks he can put the other site out of business and hence, eliminate one of his main competitors.
Now, I have no love of this client, to put it bluntly, the guy's a fucking idiot. The problem is, he may very well be a fucking idiot with the ability to put someone else out of business because of a legal loophole.
After I got off the phone with him, I spent a little while hunting around and managed to find contact details of the guy who owns the other site.
So, now I face a self made dilemma. Do I contact the owner of the other site and warn him, or leave it? For all I know, the owner of the other site is a bigger fuckwit than the client I'm dealing with.