Terms of Use

Welcome to Letters Blogatory! This page contains the terms of use that govern your use of my website.

Disclaimer

I don’t give legal advice at Letters Blogatory. If you think you need legal advice, please talk with a lawyer. Your use of Letters Blogatory, or submissions of any comments, posts, or messages to me on this website, does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and me. Please do not send me any information in confidence, as the attorney-client privilege will not shield the information from disclosure. Also, while I do my best to be accurate at Letters Blogatory, I may sometimes make mistakes, or the law may change over time, and so you should not rely on anything you read here as a substitute for legal advice. In short, if you need legal advice, speak with your lawyer. Letters Blogatory may be considered legal advertising under the rules of various jurisdictions.

You are solely responsible for whatever use you make of posts or comments that you read on Letters Blogatory. I offer this website “as-is” and “as-available”, and I make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory, or other. This includes, without limitation, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, absence of latent or other defects, accuracy, or the presence or absence of errors, whether or not know nor discoverable. To the extent possible, in no event will I be liable to you on any legal theory (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary, or other losses, costs, expenses, or damages arising out of your use of Letters Blogatory, even if I have been advised of the possibility of such losses, costs, expenses, or damages.

Comment Policy

I welcome comments from all readers on anything you read here at Letters Blogatory. This includes criticisms of anything I write, substantive criticisms of any view I advance, and substantive criticisms of me or others. However, I do not publish comments that in my judgment contain inappropriate language, ad hominem attacks, threats, invective—you get the idea. In other words, please respect the tone of this online forum when commenting. In general, I reserve the right to refuse to publish any post or comment submitted, to edit the post or comment for length or style, and to remove the post or comment (or refuse to remove it) from Letters Blogatory, without permission from you.

If you submit a comment to Letters Blogatory, you must provide a valid email address, but you may provide a pseudonym instead of your true name as long as you do not impersonate any other person. Whether you use your true name or a pseudonym, however, you must use the same name for all comments you submit to a single post. If you submit a post for publication, you must provide both a valid email address and your true name. Posts must be attributed to one or more individuals rather than to an organization or association.

With the exceptions noted below, all content on Letters Blogatory is © 2011-2014 Theodore J. Folkman and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

When you submit a post or a comment to Letters Blogatory, you own the copyright in your own work. But by submitting the post or comment, you license it to me under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (or any later version or ported version of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, at my option), and notwithstanding that license, you are authorizing me to license your work to Newstex, a content syndicator, under its standard licensing terms, and to Amazon.com under its licensing terms for Kindle publishing, with the understanding that you will not be entitled to any royalties on account of Newstex’s syndication of your work or on account of subscriptions to Letters Blogatory on Amazon’s Kindle.

I claim no copyright in any court decisions, pleadings, briefs, and other similar documents from publicly available court dockets that I make available on the Letters Blogatory website. Nor do I claim any copyright in any document hosted outside the lettersblogatory.com domain, unless I wrote the document to which I link. Nor do I claim any copyright in any image that I publish on Letters Blogatory, unless specifically noted. I own the copyright in any collection of Letters Blogatory posts or comments.

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Change Log

Version Date Description
2.6 13 June 2014 Remove obsolete favicon language.
2.5 18 April 2014 Added requirement that a commenter must use a single name in all comments to a single post.
2.4 24 March 2014 Added requirement that posts must be individually attributed.
2.3 8 December 2013 Update the submission license to CC BY-SA 4.0 or any later version. Move pseudonym and email requirements for commenters to this document from the privacy policy.
2.2 26 November 2013 Update the license to CC BY-SA 4.0.
2.1 14 August 2013 Reorganize the Copyright section and include a new section on the commenting policy.
2.0 13 August 2013 Original policy.