If you’re thinking of suing MAOS for libel, slander, defamation, extortion, and/or invasion of privacy (it’s happened before), then read on.

All websites have terms of use. I think that some of them are kind of intrusive, but in general they’re upheld by the courts. So here are mine. By reading, linking to, quoting, printing out, or in any way making use of my weblog’s content in any means, place, or forum, you agree to the following:

1. All original content of MAOS is copyrighted by MAOS’s owner and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein.  In using MAOS you recognize that all content is provided on an as-is basis, and that no factual statement on this site should be relied upon without further investigation on your part sufficient to satisfy you in your independent judgment that it is true. These terms of use are subject to change, and should be reviewed regularly.

2. Permission is granted to read, quote, cite, link to, print out or otherwise use MAOS content, so long as you comply with the terms below.

A. All quotations or pictures from MAOS will include credit to MAOS  or to Chaz Stevens and, wherever practicable, a hyperlink of the form http://myactsofsedition.com … to the site.

B. In exchange for the access to MAOS content described above, you agree not to sue MAOS for its content, whether original or linked or quoted from another source, in any court, on any grounds whatsoever in law or equity. Should you violate this agreement by filing such a lawsuit, you agree to pay MAOS’s owner or owners the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as liquidated damages, in addition to all attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses associated with this litigation, and to indemnify and save harmless MAOS and its owners from any damage award made against them in such an action. Should this agreement not to sue be held unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to binding arbitration, with all arbitration expenses to be paid by you. The arbitration panel shall be composed of three (3) weblog operators selected by MAOS’s owners or operators from those in the links list on the MAOS site. The award in such arbitration shall be limited to (1) a monetary sum not to exceed $10; and (2) the publication of a retraction on the MAOS site. Should this arbitration provision be held uneforceable in a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to accept as liquidated damages in any lawsuit against MAOS the sum of ten dollars ($10), and you agree that you will be entitled to no other relief of any kind in law or equity. You agree that all disputes concerning these terms of use or the content of MyActsOfSedition.com are to be resolved in the courts of Palm Beach County, Florida, under the laws of Florida and the United States of America.

C. You agree that efforts to obtain MAOS content in violation or circumvention of these terms of use constitute a violation of MAOS’s copyright and you understand and agree that (1) by virtue of this agreement you are estopped from arguing otherwise: and (2) such violations may lead to civil or criminal penalties.

D. If you are a corporation, you agree to provide, upon the filing of any lawsuit or the mailing of any letter threatening legal action, a bond in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above. If you are an attorney or law firm representing a party filing such lawsuit or causing such a letter to be sent, you agree to provide a bond in the same amount as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above unless you have never accessed, viewed, read, or otherwise made use of MAOS content in any form.

3. If you do not agree to these terms of use, exit the site immediately, destroy all copies of MAOS content remaining in any form on your computer, any other computer or network device under your control, in print form, or on any information storage or retrieval device that you possess or control. Then execute the following affidavit and send it by certified mail to:

MAOS,
Legal Department
PO Box 1123
Deerfield Beach, FL, 33443, USA

Affidavit

I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I possess no copies of the MAOS website in any form whatsoever; that neither I nor any employee or associate will access that site in the future in any form whatsoever; that I will immediately destroy any copies of MAOS content that happen to come into my possession. I understand that action contrary to these statements constitutes both perjury and a violation of the MAOS Terms and Conditions, subjecting me to possible civil and criminal liability.

_________
Signed (include date)

_________
Witnessed (notary)

Notary Seal:

My commission expires: ______________

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Chaz Stevens

Chaz Stevens

Professional Troublemaker
Father of the world-famous Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole, Chaz’s antics are sure to entertain, educate, and irritate. Chaz has been appeared on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Fox News, and hundreds of national media outlets, and several international newspapers.
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According to John Stewart, I am the General Patton of the War on Xmas. Father, Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole. Professional troublemaker.
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