Terms of Service
- Eratosphere is an adjunct web forum to Able Muse Review; it is a private membership website and visiting it or being a member is a privilege, NOT a right.
- Eratosphere reserves the right to accept or reject any prospective or existing member's signup request, remove or banish any member from the site with or without warning for contravening the site's rules and guidelines, and/or grant and revoke privileges whenever the staff deems such actions appropriate.
- The information published at this website may be outdated or wrong in one way or another, thus no information should be used without consulting the appropriate professional authority to verify its validity.
- Content sent to Eratosphere by its members or visitors which breaches the site guidelines is subject to rejection, deletion, modification or editing by the staff.
- All members are required to comply with the site's rules and agreement, and respect the staff and the site's goals.
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
The site's members and visitors agree that the use of Eratosphere
's services is entirely at their own risk. Eratosphere
's services are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, constructive or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose.
makes no guarantee of availability, continuity or quality of its service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of Eratosphere
's services. In no event will Eratosphere
be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Eratosphere
's services or any content thereon.
This disclaimer applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury, whether for breach of contract, tort, or otherwise, caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; file corruption; communication-line failure; network or system outage; or theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.
Indemnity and Legal exemption
The User agrees to indemnify and hold Eratosphere
harmless from any loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or related to the content, use, or deletion of User's Files, messages or use of any other feature or service in this site. This expressly includes:
- User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights.
- Any defamatory or unlawful material contained within User's messages, private messages, emails, attachments, images and files.
- Content submitted to the site by the user
- Other content in the site
- Communication with the site staff
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Copyright Advisory for Workshop Posts:
Visitors and members are advised that posting a text for workshopping on this board does not constitute publication. All workshop threads are temporary and are protected from Internet searches by the Eratosphere board software; they are regularly deleted from the board after a set period, generally not to exceed two calendar months after the last reply is posted to a thread. At all times during the period that a text appears on the board, copyright remains solely and entirely with its author. It is assumed, however, as a condition of posting here, that an author does
agree to allow quotation from his or her posted text in (and only in) subsequent replies posted to the same
workshop thread in which the original material appears. This limited permission is granted in order to facilitate discussion during the workshopping process, and applies exclusively within the Eratosphere workshop board. Otherwise, no waiver of rights on the part of authors can or should be assumed. Extensive quotation from, or reproduction of, a text posted here for workshopping, in any other location other than the original workshop thread, without the explicit permission of its author, is a violation of copyright, exceptions for "fair use" notwithstanding.
Note: under the 1976 Copyright Act, the "fair use" defense can
be applied to the quotation or reproduction of previously unpublished material, but not where it can be anticipated that such use will detrimentally affect "the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work"
(17 U.S.C. §107
). Since editors and competition judges commonly insist that all submitted work be previously "unpublished" in any medium (including, though not limited to, personal blogs), and since search engines and other retrieval technologies (including the ongoing digitization of print materials) increasingly make texts universally searchable, even the quotation of part
of a work has the potential to mark that work as "previously published," and thus materially affect the "potential market for or value of" the work in the future. As such, even if the other conditions for "fair use" are met, any unauthorized quotation from or reproduction of unpublished works from these boards still constitutes a substantial violation of copyright.
The very act of an author's posting work for critique on Eratosphere's workshop boards implies an admission that such work is still unfinished, and that the author is not yet prepared to allow its publication. Individual authors are free, of course, to give their permission to a third party to publish or otherwise reproduce work which they have posted to the workshop boards at any time. However, such permission must be explicitly sought and granted in each instance. In no case may the granting of such permissions be "inferred" from an author's act of posting work here for critique.