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FreeSangha Crier => Suggestion box => Topic started by: DhammaWiki on December 28, 2012, 04:50:55 pm

Title: Terms of service suggestion
Post by: DhammaWiki on December 28, 2012, 04:50:55 pm
Hello Free Sangha,

This is David from Dhamma Wheel, Dharma Wheel. We recently updated our terms of service and wanted to show you what we had done if you want to add something similar to your terms of service. When some trolls don't get their way, some threaten legal proceedings. There is a a law that protects forum users and especially forum owners, administrators, and moderators. This is what we added to our terms of service:

This site and related sites of the site owner are owned and operated out of the U.S. As such it comes under the guidelines of 47 US Code Section 230(c)(1), including the Communications Decency Act, which provides owners, administrators, moderators, and posters immunity from any content in here posted by someone else. Each is responsible for their own post and the team has no liability even if administrators and/or moderators fail to remove an alleged offending post. Therefore, any poster who makes legal threats against anyone on this forum will be grounds for immediate banning.

For more info related to this law see:
http://www.citmedialaw.org/section-230 (http://www.citmedialaw.org/section-230)
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230_of_the_Communications_Decency_Act)
Title: Re: Terms of service suggestion
Post by: Monkey Mind on December 28, 2012, 10:36:56 pm
Thanks, Dr. D. I honestly don't know if FS is housed in the USA or not...

We do have our fair share of angry trolls. I'm grateful for our current membership, they seem like a good group.
Title: Re: Terms of service suggestion
Post by: NepalianBuddhist on December 29, 2012, 02:03:33 am
You seem to have me mixed up with a troll. When I am just a regular forum user
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