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Posted: Sep 18th 2008 5:13PM (Unverified) said

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We wanted to make it public specifically so that it could garner comments and get adjusted, of course, so thanks for the feedback. :)

"For example: the ToS guarantees players a right to their property within the game. On the other hand, it guarantees world creators the right to destroy their worlds at any moment for any reason with no liability to the players in them."

A right to own their *intellectual* property. IP is not represented by the bits and bytes on the server -- that is merely a manifestation (a "fixing in form") of IP.

"In another place, we're told that Areae and world creators won't spy on us -- unless doing so is "reasonable.""

Unfortunately, we can't use blanket language here because the law says that while we can ignore certain kinds of things, it's illegal for us to ignore gambling, for example.

"The ToS also promises that users can't be discriminated against based on sex, race, or national origin. Where is sexual orientation?"

Fair point. We don't want to list every possible sort of discrimination, but we do want to be inclusive, too.

"There's also a part that says the document should never infringe on other rights "retained" by the world creators. Doesn't say what outside (or inside) volition can grant those other rights, though!"

I assume you mean #9:

"The enumeration in this document of rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by world creators."

There are many rights provided by law, for example.

I do think that all things considered, this is a pretty small list of adjustments. :) Thanks for writing it up!

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