[personal profile] laughablelament
Holy crap, long post ahead.

I know I’m a full month behind on the LJ TOS conversation. I plead poetry?

Seems to me, most of the chatter and worry have clustered on censorship, adult content, and deletions.
2.5 Users breach hereunder may cause termination of his/her access to his/her Account or deletion of such an Account as well as full or partial deletion of the Content or suspension thereto without prior notice.
And yeah. I know, 3k visitors, all that. KGB ain’t coming for my tiny li’l redneck mountain blog. And, as long as we stay on top of our DW exports, we’re semi-covered. (Y’all holding hundreds of images, my heart to you.)

Here’s what bothers me:
9.1.2
In respect of any Content which constitutes intellectual property, User provides to the Administration a non-exclusive (simple) license to use his/her Content in order to provide the Service by reproducing his/her Content as well as by making it public for the entire period the Content is posted on the Service.
I need to ask my lawyerly pals about the nuance of a simple license, but this makes sense. LJ has the right to transmit my content to website visitors, obviously. Read on though:
If User participates in any rankings or if User’s Content is used in any editorial projects of the Service,
Sidebar to complain about passive voice. Who is making this decision? Because…
User provides to the Administration an additional authorisation to modify, shorten and amend his/her Content, to add images, a preamble, comments or any clarifications to his/her Content while using it, and in certain cases based on the Service functions, an authorisation to use User’s Content anonymously.
I read this to mean that LJ can farm my content, strip credit, and repackage it for their “editorial projects” — whatever the fuck that means. I see where I can opt out of “Ratings” (under privacy settings), but nothing about this editorial project business.

Anyway, yeah. I’m peacing out off LJ.

What you’ll see from me, from here on out, are links to content only. Which for this blog isn’t that big of a change. I have to figure out what to do with a bunch of Big Pretzel drabbles, and of course, spnapo. (Why did this have to go down the first week of April? Argh.)

Truth be told I’m mostly already on Tumblr anyway. Follow me there, still laughablelament.

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