I like the part about "Amazon.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. " I wonder how much time is taken up monitoring and removing, or if they wait for a complaint?
REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT
Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content; send e-cards and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. Amazon.com reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Amazon.com and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Amazon.com and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Amazon.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Amazon.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Amazon.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
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From: Brent Ferguson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Mon 1/26/2004 4:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] ILS component for Book Reviews...
I've thought about doing this many times...but I have always been worried about the opinions that people may express in their reviews/postings (bad words, innuendo etc.)...I have no idea how places like Amazon deal with this...
If I remember correctly ISP's are not responsible for what people post to their hosted blogs, groups etc.
Would it be a good idea to have staff review every posting before it goes live?
Is this a problem that needs to be considered or just legal paranoia?
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