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  • I didn't know we ever had rights to J.K. Rowling.

    November 17, 2009

  • I'm actively working on making our tos weirder.

    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?

    November 17, 2009

  • 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)

    November 17, 2009

  • 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...

    November 17, 2009

  • I am presently scouring the ToS linked at the bottom of this page, just in case...

    If Wordnik ever sues anyone for violation, I wonder, might John's Wordie comment of eight months ago be cited by the defence...?

    November 17, 2009

  • March 7, 2009

  • I love John.

    March 7, 2009

  • Terms of Service, the gobbledygook legalese 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.

    March 7, 2009