This policy is valid effective July 14, 2008
Frederick’s Timelog is a blog that welcomes comments and commentators. As such, the commenting features are turned on by default, with a few posts being minor exceptions. To combat abuse and to prevent conflicts, all comments must abide by the terms below and all commentators acknowledge their responsibilities according to the policy below. Visitors may only post comments if they accept these terms.
Content of Comments
All comments must meet the following requirements:
- Comments cannot contain hate messages. Such messages will not be tolerated.
- Comments should be made with respect to the author of the post and other commentators. Offensive language, racial slurs, and other comments which intentionally offend other groups will be removed.
- Comments must not infringe on the copyright of others; ordinarily, quoting from the post or other comments, or even other works, would fall under Fair Dealing / Fair Use, but when a comment is composed entirely of the work of others, it will be removed.
- Comments must not intentionally present inaccurate and misleading information. Opinions are highly welcomed, but commentators should not use false statements (as though they are fact) to support their views.
- Comments must never defame or intentionally damage the reputation of a person. If a comment with valid facts and argumentation leads to some loss of reputation (etc), the commentator will not be held responsible; however, if the comment contains unreasonable logic and is composed in such a way as to fit the legal definition of defamation, it is not acceptable on this site.
- Comments should not be advertisements; however, self-promotion is still permitted as long as there is a reasonable relevance to the topic being discussed in the blog post.
Frederick Ding, the owner and blogger of Frederick’s Timelog, will determine if and when comments violate the above requirements.
Terms for Commentators
The commenting features of a blog are an exceptional medium for ordinary citizens to publish their views. However, in doing so, commentators must:
- Ensure that their comments meet the requirements outlined above.
- Ensure that their comments and actions do not violate the laws in the region in which they live, and that their comments do not violate the laws in Ontario, Canada.
- Ensure that they do not write comments that would (in the minds of ordinary citizens) be classified as SPAM.
- Never attempt to use the commenting features as a platform for spreading irrelevant messages; for instance, bringing the discussion off-topic or submitting entirely promotional & commercial messages are not permitted.
In addition to the above, commentators agree to the intellectual property terms outlined below.
When post comments on Frederick’s Timelog, that content becomes public content and will be searchable by and available to anyone who visits the site. I do not claim ownership of content that you submit. However, by posting, providing or submitting your comments to Frederick’s Timelog, you are granting me (Frederick Ding), my business (FreddyWare) and site (Frederick’s Timelog), a worldwide, revocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly display, transfer, transmit and publish that content for the purposes of displaying that content on Frederick’s Timelog and on other Web sites.
Comments you submit to Frederick’s Timelog will generally be available to the public not only on the blog post on which you commented, but also in select RSS feeds and may occasionally be displayed in other posts and within the site design..
In other terms:
By writing and submitting a comment for publishing using the commenting features on Frederick’s Timelog, you (the commentator) grant me (Frederick Ding), this blog (Frederick’s Timelog) and its parent business (FreddyWare) a perpetual, royalty-free, and sub-licenseable license to reproduce your words and submitted name and web site (where applicable) in attribution. However, you retain all rights afforded by copyright and intellectual property.
Perpetual — unless you intervene and revoke the license, this blog, my business, and I may use your comment according to the license with no time restraints.
Royalty-free — no monetary compensation will be given to you for contributing your content or for accepting these terms.
Non-exclusive — you may grant others similar rights to the same content; in other words, you may give a person the right to republish your comment elsewhere even though it is posted on Frederick’s Timelog.
Revocable — the license is not indefinite, and you may withdraw your comment from publication by contacting me from the same e-mail address that you used when writing the comment. The revocation is not automatic; I will confirm your request before removing the comment(s).
Sub-licenseable — you give Frederick’s Timelog, FreddyWare and I the right to grant others similar (but not unlimited) rights to your content; for instance, I may give blog readers permission to re-use comments under a Creative Commons license.
In return for granting this license, Frederick’s Timelog will display your content with attribution and links (where applicable) will comply with all terms of the license.
You do not have a right to comment. I may remove any comment for any legitimate reason. I may also ban any person, computer, or browser (blocking access) should I so desire.
You also do not gain the right to comment unless you accept the policies above in their entirety. Should you refuse to accept or comply with any portion of the terms above, you acknowledge that any comments you have made may be removed, and that you may be prevented from making future comments. You also acknowledge that violation of these terms gives me the legal perogative to take action (administrative or legal) on the grounds of breach of contract.
Finally, if you are not of the age of majority where you live or if you do not meet the legal requirements for the capacity to enter into a contract, the terms above may not be enforceable against you; however, as a result of “no part being enforceable”, the entire contract is invalidated — thus, in such a situation where legal remedies are sought, your license is automatically revoked; I am legally obligated to remove your content, and you lose the right to submit comments on this site.