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January 16, 2011
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General Description

Welcome to the The mission of is to provide news about Venice Beach and neighboring communities, forums that promote free speech, news gathering and citizen media (the “Services”) through our website available at (the “Site”). To provide the Services, we have to set out some ground rules for using the Site in this document (the “Terms”). By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services or the Site, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by the Terms. may change the Terms from time to time, at's sole discretion. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the Site to review the current version of the Terms. is an information starting point. may include information which is out-of-date. Please verify any information you may think is incorrect by contacting an administrator at


Content contributed to the Site should be relevant to the subject scope 
of Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, 
threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of 
privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. Please read our Community and Commenting Guidelines, which follow this notification. does not pre-screen or regularly review any contributed
 content, but has the right (though not the obligation) to 
remove, without notice, any content posted which considers, for 
any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope
of the Services. may terminate any Account, with or
 without notice, for posting such content.

Licenses Applicable to Contributed Content

(a) License to Other Users of the Site and Services:
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. Except where otherwise 
noted, any and all content contributed by you to the Services or the
 Site is submitted under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 License.

(b) License to By posting or contributing content to the Site
 using these Services, you are granting a non-exclusive,
royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in
 connection with the operation of the Site and Services, and/or for 
educational or other non-commercial purposes, including, without 
limitation, (1) the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit,
publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and
 reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work,
and (2) the right to sublicense any or all of's license rights to 

User Representations and Warranties

By posting any content, you represent and warrant that (a) you have all
 right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not 
limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license 
from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related 
to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post,
upload, input or submit the content, or (b) that such content is in the
 public domain or that your use of such content constitutes fair use. You 
further represent and warrant that posting such content does not 
violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright,
trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral
rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any 
applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute 
the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. You
 further represent and warrant that you are who you say you are, that you 
have not submitted fictitious, false or inaccurate information about
 yourself, and that all information contained in the posted content is
true and your own work or work you are authorized to submit, and that 
the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing,
libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic,
material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law 
or regulation. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to
 defraud provide material and misleading information. You represent and
 warrant that the content you supply does not violate the Terms.

Copyright Complaints

If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your copyrighted
 materials have been used in a way that constitutes copyright 
infringement, please contact immediately. We are in the process of filing with the copyright office and will have a DMCA takedown notice up shortly.


You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold and their affiliates, officers,
 employees and agents, harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees,
from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out 
of your use of the Site or Services, your violation of these Terms, or
 the infringement by you or made under your Account(s), of any 
intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.


Other Terms

Modifications reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole
 discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are 
responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms. Your continued use of the
 Site and Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

Termination of Service disclaims all responsibility and liability for the 
availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or 
Site, or any software provided through the Site. reserves the
right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the 
Site without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Scope of Terms

The Terms apply to use of and contribution to the Site and any account
 provided therefore. may operate additional projects or services 
which require separate or additional terms. Such different terms are
 made available through the individual project or service and are not
 addressed further herein.

No Waiver of Terms

Failure of to exercise or enforce any right or provision of
these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in
 that or any other instance.

Governing Law and Entire Agreement

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may 
cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole
 and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts 
serving Los Angeles County in the State of California in the 
event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site or
 Services, or your use or review of it. The Terms constitute the entire 
agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof
 and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings
 or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for
 any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or
 portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms 
will continue in full force and effect.


Effective Date of the Agreement is June 1, 2007.


Community and Commenting Guidelines seeks to build a community of Venice Residents and stakeholders who are interested in facilitating citizen participation in hyper-local news.

With this goal in mind, we hope to bring a diverse range of perspectives and voices into this site. While we do not want to limit the spirit of civil disagreement, we may, at our sole discretion, decline to publish unacceptable content and remove it if we find it on this site. With the sheer volume of posts on this website, we encourage forum browsers and posters to alert the moderators of objectionable or unacceptable content. If you are aware of any such content, please email to alert us as to where this content is located (by url link).

Unacceptable content includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    Statements that are intended as a personal attack or are abusive, harassing, or threatening
    Defamatory or knowingly false statements
    Information of a private or personal nature that does not have news value or is otherwise not of public interest
    Irrelevant statements, commercial solicitations, or SPAM
    Materials that violate the copyright, trademark, or trade secret rights of others that are not otherwise authorized by law, such as fair use. moderators will determine what is “unacceptable content” on a case-by-case basis. Odds are, if someone objects to something the content will be removed in good faith. We reserve the right to change these standards at any time. We also reserve the right to remove links to unacceptable off-site content at any time.

Have fun posting! Post responsibly!


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