Lock CT downloads behind user account and TOS/UA

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blackroseblade
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Lock CT downloads behind user account and TOS/UA

Post by blackroseblade » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:51 am

I suggest we prop up a flimsy legal agreement here that allows us at least some semblance of a legal defence.

In short, we lock the forum downloads to registered users only, forum text itself being open to everyone. In the registration, use phpBB's Terms of Service and User Agreement pages to lay out some disclaimers, which will at least let administration respond to any legal notices that our users agree to our terms of service to be responsible for any content they upload or download and their usage of it.

The fine print we can work out in discussion here but I suggest this as a bare minimum step to prevent another upheaval like the one we've just witnessed from happening again.

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Re: Lock CT downloads behind user account and TOS/UA

Post by ++METHOS » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:08 am

Unfortunately, from a legal standpoint, I believe that any attempt to mitigate risk by shifting responsibility by way of disclaimers and 'checkbox' agreements will do very little beyond setting our minds at ease while only fooling ourselves.

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Re: Lock CT downloads behind user account and TOS/UA

Post by PatheticBethesda » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:17 am

Problem is, we don't really know what's up.
We got bits and pieces of information, but that's not going to be enough.
DB is the only one that knows all the facts.
I doubt anyone would ask for legal advise on a public message board and I'm sure DB is no exception.
The only things we can do to help him is sending donations or offloading any offending content (of which, IMHO, there is none).
He asked for neither one of these so far.

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Re: Lock CT downloads behind user account and TOS/UA

Post by STN » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:25 pm

We don't have to worry about any of that here.

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