|Reminder about copied materials|
December 14, 2001
This website is intended to be a place to keep your own personal journal. If anyone would like to keep a journal of nice writings that they have found other places, that is perfectly fine as long as they acknowledge the source of each copyrighted piece and have permission from the author to do so.
Other than that, we expect that all entries are original works authored by the journaler.
We will not tolerate posting of others' works as though they were the works of the journaler.
As stated in the Terms of Service Agreement, "I further agree not to send, or submit for public posting any copyrighted matter or material, without the specific authority of the copyright owner."
I encourage every journaler to watch for violations of the Terms of Service Agreement and notify me if you suspect than any violation has occurred. As the website grows, in time I will not be able to read every entry. Please notify me if you think anything posted here may be illegal. I need you to help protect me from being sued for copyright infringement.
It is quite easy to verify whether a posting is copyrighted somewhere else on the web. Just enter the main words from the first paragraph into the Google search box and see if the search results reveal the same writing somewhere else with a different author. Or if you even suspect that a writing is copied, just let me know and I'll check it out.