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I'm reading through the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. I don't think anything there precludes hosting InsaneJournal there. I feel that our existing Terms of Service falls in line with this. I'd love to have an open discussion about this, so please comment with concerns. Please keep all conversations civil.

No Illegal, Harmful, or Offensive Use or Content

* You may not use, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to use, the Services or AWS Site for any illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing or offensive use, or to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available content that is illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing or offensive. Prohibited activities or content include:

* Illegal, Harmful or Fraudulent Activities. Any activities that are illegal, that violate the rights of others, or that may be harmful to others, our operations or reputation, including disseminating, promoting or facilitating child pornography, offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions, make-money-fast schemes, ponzi and pyramid schemes, phishing, or pharming.

* Infringing Content. Content that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.

* Offensive Content. Content that is defamatory, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, or otherwise objectionable, including content that constitutes child pornography, relates to bestiality, or depicts non-consensual sex acts.

* Harmful Content. Content or other computer technology that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, program, or data, including viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or cancelbots.
  • Roleplaying *should* fall under the Fair Use clause the way that music videos on youtube/other fan works tend to, but here's the thing -- Roleplaying isn't something regulated? It's... playing pretend. That's not illegal and VASTLY DIFFERENT from saying you ARE so and so. So people shouldn't worry about that.

    I think we're fine under offensive content/harmful content. No one is posting child porn here or distributing it. It's all really just written word. I don't see that being much of an issue either.

    Are IJ's current servers failing? The outages really haven't been that big of a deal, but knowing more about what's going on there might be helpful. More than happy to donate to upgrading servers.
    • It seems there is a lot of folks who are wary of moving the site. Maybe we'll just have a hardware fundraiser to replace our aging servers.
      • Those of us who remember LJ strike through (which spawned me to get my first IJ perm account! although I can no longer access it due to a dead email attached to it) are understandably wary, and with Tumblr's recent ridiculousness, it makes sense. I've been around the journal RP communities long enough to know that really, everything would be fine.

        I think the primary concern would really be if we lose journals in the server migration, but that's for anything, isn't it?

        So would upgrading our current servers allow IJ to maintain control over things (not sure what the set up is now)? That would be something to consider moving to AWS -- how much control will the IJ team have over their servers?
        • Yeah we would have more control. our current host is very noninvasive. But they are very small and don't have the reliability that Amazon would have.
      • I would hardcore support this. Like many others, I am wary of their TOS, while I've always been comfortable here. I already support you on Patreon and would happily chip in extra for a hardware fundraiser.
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