I need a symbol in my navigation to represent the legal portions of a web application (disclaimer, imprint, and so on). I thought that it would be appropriate to use the § character; my customer agrees with me.
The app is intended for an international audience, all of whom will speak English from fluent to native speaker. The application interface is in English only. And after noticing it's not even on the QWERTY keyboard layout, I started asking myself if this sign is generally recognized to represent law or legal matters, or if this is a cultural symbol only.
Can I count on recognition if I use section sign to denote legal matters?
Edit: The reason why I am asking about it at all is that we are in Germany, and this sign is the first thing which springs to mind when thinking about law symbols here. Everybody I asked agreed unanimously. I almost didn't post the question, thinking that it's too obvious that it is universal, because it is so pervasive in the cultures I have seen. It's like using a
! for attention.