This document is intended to explain my legal practices and policies regarding my activity online, so it is easier for those who interact with me to understand how I make decisions regarding legal interactions. Please read and understand this document before sending legal requests or threats.
"Legal" in this context references formal interactions, such as those occurring through an arbitration service.
This document was written by me, emsenn, and is released for the benefit of the public under the terms included in the "License" supplement. It was made possible with financial contributions from humans like you. Please direct comments to my public inbox or, if necessary, my personal email.
This document tackles a subject which is difficult: the language used to approach may have flaws, and may not accurately convey my intentions. It is suggested you assume I wrote the piece honestly and with sincere intentions.
The statements in the following document do not legally obligate me to fulfill them and may be contradicted by additional information not present.
My legal policies aim to balance enabling my own freedom of action with the requirements placed on me by the law. Depending on the action, this balance may be difficult to determine. Please, assume naivety and ignorance rather than malice: explaining to me my fault and nicely requesting a change is more likely to receive a prompt response than sending legal threats.
Handling Legal "Threats"
Legal "threats" are indications that a party wishes to take legal action against me, without an appropriate justification. I reserve the right to publish and expose all legal threats made against me. They will be considered an attempt to harm me by abusing the legal system, and I will respond accordingly.
If compelled by a Grand Jury, I may be required to disclose information about private correspondence and communications using a Doe subpoena.
I will not recognize or respect unlawful gag-order subpoenas from Grand Juries which do not have the legal right to do so, and any unlawful gag-order will be considered a legal threat. Subpoenas on which the "gag" is permanently (explicitly never expires) or indefinite (say they will expire upon further court order) are unlawful.
What follows is a warrant canary - the text between "Begin warrant canary" and "End warrant canary" may be an indication of my receipt of legally "gagged" subpoenas.
Begin warrant canary
End warrant canary
Digital Millenium Copyright Act
I must follow the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. If you believe I am distributing copyright-protected work without authorization, and you are the owner of the copyright, or authorized to act on their behalf, you may contact me:
115 N. Merritt Mill Rd.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
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