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Usage Agreement
« on: September 21, 2005, 12:05:14 PM »
Because of a recent incident, I feel I need to reiterate the policies of this forum so that it can remain running for the enjoyment of all here.

Specifically, plagerism and copyright infringement. We have had an incident where the copyrighted works of Kelly Rosato were reproduced without his express permission. Mr. Rosato (a Kajukenbo member) has threatened lawsuit if it was not removed. His works were promptly removed in compliance with his request.

The work was pulled from another source innocently enough without realizing the work itself was copyrighted. Let me emphasize that ANYTIME you copy material to post on this forum, PLEASE check with the original author to obtain permission and make sure you attribute proper credit to that person. If you are in doubt or cannot obtain that permission, do not post the works here.

As a reminder, here is a copy of our use agreement. By using this forum you are bound by this contract.

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.[/color]

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information, INCLUDING YOUR TRUE NAME. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
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Re: Usage Agreement
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 06:27:33 PM »
I would like members to take the time to reread this usage agreement. Posting a link is fine but duplicating an article or posting a picture from another website is copyright violation.

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Re: Usage Agreement
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 09:39:39 PM »
Many copyright attorneys agree that posts on internet forums are the copyrighted property of the person making the post.  By agreeing to the user requirements, the poster gives permission to the forum for his written work to appear only on that forum, unless other permissions are specifically listed in the user agreement. 
With this in mind, members are asked not to copy any written posts from the Cafe and post them on any public internet, electronic, or print media without the permission of the poster.

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