heidi∞ (heidi8) wrote in fandom_lawyers,

Index of Fandom_Lawyers Discussions re the Community/Journals Deletion

Since the discussions in this community now include over 300 posts, I've made an index to the topics - I'll update it again over the weekend.

If there's any legal-issues discussions outside of fandom_lawyers that is posted publicly, and where comments from LJ users are not screened, please let me know in the comments here, and I'll add a link to that as well.

Breach of Contract Arguments
One thread begins here
LJ may have more leeway than they've claimed

Tresspass to Chattels Arguments
executrix discusses it here and here.

Safe Harbor Issues
The Communications Decency Act
What legal risks exist for LJ? What about risks in the UK, for example?
Also discussed here

Terms of Use/Terms of Service
One thread begins here
house_illrepute discusses comparisons between FanLib's and LJ's
Did LJ violate its own ToU?
Did LJ break its ToU/FAQ pledges when the issue of advertiser contacts from WFI was raised?

Fandom On Mainstream Radar
femmequixotic asks whether lawyer-led petitions would help

Copyright Issues
The DMCA doesn't really apply, given LJ's ToU

"Interests" are not "Content", are they?
Discussed here and here
twtd points out that "terrorism" is listed as an interest in the blog for nationalguard
viverra_libro thinks that deleting journals because of listed interests is less problematic than deleting because of content, and also discusses it here.
Rebecca Tushnet discusses it on her blog.

Disclaimers & Why They Won't Make A Difference to LJ
Asked and discussed here

Why WFI's "impersonation of children" Approach is Problematic From a Law Enforcement Perspective
Discussed here
unfilthy discusses it here.

WFI Isn't a 501(c)(3); That Doesn't Matter
They're an organization; that doesn't mean something has been officially filed or applied for

Ways to Respond
Phone calls to SixApart/LJ
femmequixotic asks whether lawyer-led petitions would help
executrix proposes a legal defense committee made up of fandom participants
tybalt_quinn wonders whether WFI members' viewing actual child porn on their computers is in violation of any US laws
Tags: index, livejournal, strikethrough 2007

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