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All websites have terms of use. I think that some of them are kind of intrusive, but in general they’re upheld by the courts. So here are mine. By reading, linking to, quoting, printing out, or in any way making use of my weblog’s content in any means, place, or forum, you agree to the following:

1. All original content of wallsofthecity.net is copyrighted by wallsofthecity.net’s owner, presently Linoge, and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein. “walls of the city” and wallsofthecity.net are trademarks belonging to Linoge. In using wallsofthecity.net you recognize that wallsofthecity.net is primarily a collection of opinions of private citizens, that all content is provided on an as-is basis, and that no factual statement on this site should be relied upon without further investigation on your part sufficient to satisfy you in your independent judgment that it is true. Nothing written on this webpage should be construed as legal advice, legal counsel, or anything other than the personal opinions of the writers. These terms of use are subject to change, and should be reviewed regularly.

2. As a general rule, no authors at this webpage are under any obligation to link to any other webpage, organization, or weblog. Specifically, authors at this webpage will not link to websites, weblogs, organizations, corporations, or any other items found on the internet that encourage, support, endorse, or otherwise agree with the abridgement, limitation, or infringement of basic human rights.

3. If you leave or attempt to leave a comment at wallsofthecity.net, you are indicating your acceptance of, and agreement to abide by, the commenting policy of wallsofthecity.net.

4. Any emails or communications sent to the authors and/or owner of wallsofthecity.net will become the property of those individuals, and can be posted at this weblog in its entirety, or forwarded to other individuals, as the authors in question see fit. If you do not want your email made public, please make that clear in the body of the email – no assumption or indication of privacy is implied or stated.

5. This site accepts advertising, writes sponsored posts, and uses affiliate linking. Please see the Disclosure Policy for full details.

6. Permission is granted to read, quote, cite, link to, print out or otherwise use wallsofthecity.net content, so long as you comply with the terms below.

A. All quotations, including both text and graphics, from wallsofthecity.net will include credit to wallsofthecity.net or to Linoge (or other applicable author) and, wherever practicable, a hyperlink of the form http://wallsofthecity.net.com … to the site.

B. In exchange for the access to wallsofthecity.net content described above, you agree not to sue wallsofthecity.net or its owner and/or authors for its content, whether original or linked or quoted from another source, in any court, on any grounds whatsoever in law or equity. Should you violate this agreement by filing such a lawsuit, you agree to pay wallsofthecity.net’s owner or owners the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as liquidated damages, in addition to all attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses associated with this litigation, and to indemnify and save harmless wallsofthecity.net and its owners from any damage award made against them in such an action. Should this agreement not to sue be held unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to binding arbitration, with all arbitration expenses to be paid by you. The arbitration panel shalll be composed of three (3) weblog operators selected by wallsofthecity.net’s owners or operators from those in the links list on the wallsofthecity.net site. The award in such arbitration shall be limited to (1) a monetary sum not to exceed $10; and (2) the publication of a retraction on the wallsofthecity.net site. Should this arbitration provision be held uneforceable in a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to accept as liquidated damages in any lawsuit against wallsofthecity.net the sum of ten dollars ($10), and you agree that you will be entitled to no other relief of any kind in law or equity. You agree that all disputes concerning these terms of use or the content of wallsofthecity.net are to be resolved in the courts of Knox County, Tennessee, under the laws of Tennessee and the United States of America.

C. You agree that efforts to obtain wallsofthecity.net content in violation or circumvention of these terms of use constitute a violation of wallsofthecity.net’s copyright and you understand and agree that (1) by virtue of this agreement you are estopped from arguing otherwise: and (2) such violations may lead to civil or criminal penalties.

D. If you are a corporation, you agree to provide, upon the filing of any lawsuit or the mailing of any letter threatening legal action, a bond in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above. If you are an attorney or law firm representing a party filing such lawsuit or causing such a letter to be sent, you agree to provide a bond in the same amount as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above unless you have never accessed, viewed, read, or otherwise made use of wallsofthecity.net content in any form.

7. If you do not agree to these terms of use, exit the site immediately, destroy all copies of wallsofthecity.net content remaining in any form on your computer, any other computer or network device under your control, in print form, or on any information storage or retrieval device that you possess or control. Then execute the following affidavit, photograph it, and email the photograph to “linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net”.

Affidavit

I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I possess no copies of the wallsofthecity.net website in any form whatsoever; that neither I nor any employee or associate will access that site in the future in any form whatsoever; that I will immediately destroy any copies of wallsofthecity.net content that happen to come into my possession. I understand that action contrary to these statements constitutes both perjury and a violation of the wallsofthecity.net Terms of Use, subjecting me to possible civil and criminal liability.

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Signed (include date)

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Witnessed (notary)

Notary Seal:

My commission expires: ______________

Terms of Use borrowed from Glenn Reynolds

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