I’ve been thinking about a blog post I ran across a while ago about laws that apply to bloggers, specifically point 7 on that list of 12 laws: Who owns user-developed content and can you delete it? This reminded me that comments people write here are their own, and that I may not have the right to delete them even if they’re threatening or offensive. According to the law, I need a “terms of service” in order to be able to delete any such content.
I have never received any such comments and I hope I never do, but just in case, here are my terms of service.
I reserve the right to delete any comment left on this blog if I think that the comment is inappropriate or harmful in any way.
I hope that I never have to exercise these rights.