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First Rule Is
« on: October 28, 2007, 06:53:49 pm »
Really Important - Don't Get Banned
  • Limited Prime Directive: Don't fuck with people and places featured on Vivisector.  Do not harass or troll them, do not attempt to change their behavior.  Don't contact them or tell them they were featured.  Watch and enjoy, but don't interfere with the exhibits.  However, we know members of these forums are members of the community we discuss.  Interact with the culture as you normally would, be honest if asked about your involvement, do not carry the name of Vivisector or do any works "in our name".
  • Interference: Freely participate in, but don't derail/spam/harass any conversations/fights on other sites linked to from here.
  • Trolling: Don't harass other posters, either.  If a poster needs an attitude correction be honest.  Staff will attend to it.
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  • Private Matters: Deep dark secrets shared in complete privacy among the closest of friends alone are "too far".  LJ friendslist garbage is fair game.  Have discretion.
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  • Likewise, furryness: it's okay to enjoy your fetishes in private or among friends, you don't need to post about them here.  If it comes to light that a member is a twisted little freak on his own time please don't harass him.  What people do in private isn't our concern unless it affects what they do in public.

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« Last Edit: December 05, 2007, 03:28:31 pm by RailFoxen »

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Re: First Rule Is
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 02:26:46 am »
To clarify what fair use covers, allow me to drag up the guidelines from our copyright act.  As Vivisector is a forum for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (black days as these are), scholarship, and research, the rules of fair use are most certainly in play.  However, to better protect yourself, be certain your decision to repost material here takes into account the factors from the act itself:

  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Considering the topic of interest at this site, point four up there is pretty much a bonus square.  Copyright holders whose works have been used for illustrative purposes on the site should consider these points as well.  Do try to only hotlink images from sites that allow you to hotlink, such as Photobucket or Tinypic.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2008, 01:06:19 pm by Kindrift »
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Re: First Rule Is
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 01:05:56 pm »
Additional Suggestion

  • "The best journal/submission/comment ever" always has an unfortunate tendency to be deleted.  News articles are sometimes moved to archives or disappeared.  Content on imageboards lasts between months and minutes.  When it's hilarious enough to link it's hilarious enough to repost and save.
What if the pentagon has stored lost data of porn and yiff in it's data, has anyone over there saved about millions of porn data and art in it's computer drive? tell me more about the facts what they have in your opinions!