Is what I'm doing legal?

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    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.

    #1244459

    macmanx
    Staff

    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/

    #1244475

    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.

    #1244479

    macmanx
    Staff

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

    #1244480

    timethief
    Member

    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..

    #1244558

    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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