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Is what I'm doing legal?

  1. My blog is dealing with some borderline legal stuff, and I'm not sure where I stand. For information purposes, I have felt the necessity to provide a link to a porn site (is that OK?) and a censored picture of a girl involved in a scandal. I would like some guidance. Also - if I get reported, will I get a warning to remove any incriminating stuff, or will I just get banned/deleted from WordPress? By the way - the pictures are not too appalling. I may also be releasing information that the police might not want to be shown. I am in a bit of a quandary. Thanks for your help.

  2. We do not provide legal consultation, but as long as you remain within the law and our terms of service, you should be fine: http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  3. philiprose1234
    Member

    Thanks for the answer. I'm not sure where I stand legally, and I hope I am within the WordPress tos. However, should I not be, will I get some sort of warning from WordPress, or is there a risk that my blog will get deleted? Thanks for your attention.

  4. We do not issue warnings for suspensions, but you will be able to appeal your suspension if desired.

  5. I have felt the necessity to provide a link to a porn site (is that OK?) and a censored picture of a girl involved in a scandal.

    It's never necessary to post an active link to such a site. One can provide enough information for others to locate it themselves without linking to it..

  6. philiprose1234
    Member

    Timethief - thanks for your response. I had hinted heavily towards the site, but eventually I felt it necessary to provide the link, in order for people to quickly and easily see what I was talking about. I also put up a link to a couple of organisations - IWF and CEOP - and directed people to complain. After a few days, an offensive piece was removed from the site. I have left the connections, as the whole site should come down, and only many complaints will achieve something. Thanks for your time.

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