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20 October 2006 @ 05:35 pm
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PLEASE DON'T HOTLINK!

PLEASE DON'T HOTLINK!

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Reedradioreed on October 20th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
please inform us!!
藤原久美子qfemale on October 20th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
I second that!
Phinneas J. Cornpepper III, Esq.samplebitch on October 20th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, apparently hotlinking is against the ToS. I didn't see anything about it when I read the ToS just to be sure. I'm trying to work on a resolution with LJ. I would have appreciated a warning before they suspended it.
藤原久美子qfemale on October 21st, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Well, I just loaded the TOS and did a word search. Neither 'hot link', 'hotlink' nor 'hotlinking' can be found. The same goes for the FAQ's.

If it's not spelled out like that, it's not idiot-proof, it's not a rule!

AT my ass!

Did they link you to some ToS line where it say that or...?

>>I would have appreciated a warning before they suspended it.

Yeah absolutely!
Phinneas J. Cornpepper III, Esq.samplebitch on October 21st, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I read the entire thing, since it's in legal-ese. Here is what LJ Abuse said:

It has come to our attention that your community "iconscraper" is in violation of the Terms of Service, as it reposts images loaded from others' servers.

Still, with that type of wording, nothing in the ToS applies to that. Oh well, we'll see what they say. Of course they'd do it at the end of the day on Friday, killing the weekend.
Reedradioreed on October 21st, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
yeah i read the whole thing too. unfortunately they pu t aline in there that pretty much allows them licence to decide whatever the hell they want.

something about being in violation "with the letter or the spirit of the TOS".
藤原久美子: TV - X-Files - Logoqfemale on October 21st, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
That's called 'Deus Ex Machina'. It's pretty usefull for comms but the TOS of LJ? It makes them seem arrogant!
Reedradioreed on October 21st, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
ah yes, philosophy 101. that takes me back. fuckers.
藤原久美子qfemale on October 21st, 2006 11:36 am (UTC)
>>Of course they'd do it at the end of the day on Friday, killing the weekend.
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? ;-p

AT though is made up of hire volonteers and they don't necessarily have to be away on the week-end.