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  1. We always act on DMCA issues.

    If anyone has reason to believe their work is being copied here on wordpress.com, send an email in. You can expect a response AND action.

  2. I'm not going to read this thread because if I did, I would write a three hour post on the issue and I would have go write another chapter of Mission to Hell or something.

    I will point out though that folks need to remember that what one's persons values are may not mess up with other folks. Also remember that the internet is not just the USA. (or AOL) Different laws apply in different locations. That's one of the reasons why I keep an law firm on retainer myself (outside of the country in fact so not to be affected by US leanings) and I'm sure Matt and crew have one on retainer as well.

    Regards,
    -drmike

  3. I am clearing hundreds of spam "deposits" every day from my blogs made by people they who apparently have sexual behaviours that depict mutilation and torture for the purpose of sexual gratification.

    I have unexpectedly clicked into blogs that utterly offended my sensibilities. I am a member of the majority of bloggers, who do not blog on or depict images of mutilation and torture for the purpose of sexual gratification, and who do not want to be unexpectedly faced with this kind of content.

    Do I expect that Automattic will be more inclined towards listening to bloggers like myself than those who clog the spam filters with unwanted and unsolicited material? YES!

    What people write or the images they post in their blogs is not IMO the issue.

    What people do within the privacy of their relationships is not IMO the issue.

    Business people make ethical decisions and express them in policies every day in the USA and around the world. Intelligent and ethical business people listen to what the majority of their clientèle wants and act on the information.

    Which blogs a webhost like Automattic chooses to promote and feature is their internal business. The policies either will reflect the ethical standards they wish to put forward, to be known by.

    (1) If the blog host in question chooses to make it mandatory that all "adult" content blogs are labeled private and that failure to declare one's blog properly can lead to suspension or deletion that is their business prerogative, and there is no law that can compel them to do otherwise.

    (2) If the blog host in question chooses to make it mandatory that all "adult" content blogs will have their tags/categories from their tag system that is their business prerogative, and there is no law that can compel them to do otherwise.

    (3) If the blog host in question chooses to make it mandatory that all "adult" content blogs shall not be considered for top blogs, top posts, and from growing posts consideration that is their prerogative and there is no law that can compel them to do otherwise.

    (4) If the blog host in question chooses to make it mandatory that all "adult" content blogs shall not be available through the use of the "next blog" button that is their prerogative and there is no law that can compel them to do otherwise.

    (5) If the blog host in question chooses to make it mandatory that all "adult" content blogs shall not be linked to usernames in the forum that is their prerogative and there is no law that can compel them to do otherwise.

  4. This - like every other thread that comes along and discusses "Freedom of speech" type issues - will continue to degenerate.

    The OP has marked it as resolved so I am closing it.

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