But none of Wordie belonged to any of us anyways. Errata is on dry ice and I can't verify this until it's thawed, but I'm pretty sure we surrendered all our rights to J.K. Rowling. Or maybe that was on a word thread somewhere?
Not quite the oddity I was hoping for: '...If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Wordnik with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of "DMCA Counter Notification Dept." at <<insert contact email>> that sets forth all of the necessary information required by the DMCA...' (From page source)
If my account was migrated automatically from Wordie, does that necessarily mean I've consented to the Wordnik ToS? If I recall correctly, it was a passive migration; I didn't actively do anything to make it happen. I did reset my password after the move but by that time the deed had already been done...
Terms of Service, the gobbledygooklegalese that everyone clicks through at lightening speed when installing software or signing up for a web site. No idea why, or if, these have any legal standing, considering nobody in the history of the universe has ever read one. Or maybe one guy has, once. I wrote a TOS for a previous web site, and in the middle of it added a clause requiring you to agree that the Modern Lovers were the best band ever. Over six thousand people agreed to that, and as far as I know only one person noticed it.