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This wiki is completely open and we do not have any way of restricting access to adults only at this time.  This might be an enhancement which might be added in the future, talk to MikeD about that.[[User:Cfrjlr|Charles F. Radley]] 06:37, 4 March 2007 (PST)
 
This wiki is completely open and we do not have any way of restricting access to adults only at this time.  This might be an enhancement which might be added in the future, talk to MikeD about that.[[User:Cfrjlr|Charles F. Radley]] 06:37, 4 March 2007 (PST)
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The problem then is to arrive at a concensis on rules that clearly define what is not obscene.  If we cannot then we are stuck only discussing space settlement at a very simplistic level.  We will bore people to tears and in the end fail to granish support.
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==Legal Disclaimers==
 
==Legal Disclaimers==

Revision as of 15:24, 5 March 2007

Pro:

Not talking about important problems does not make them go away. It only saves the problems for a later day. We need free and open discussions of all aspects of the human condition to understand how we can live in space.

Tom Riley --Jriley 06:16, 4 March 2007 (PST)

Con:

We do need to work with our students and support them in a safe place. Perhaps the adult material belongs in another wiki altogether.

Tom Riley --Jriley 06:17, 4 March 2007 (PST)

Warning

Personally, I am liberally minded, however, there is extreme legal liability. Posting obscene material can get you (or others) prosecuted in some jurisdictions. The definition of what is "obscene" varies widely in different jurisdictions. This wiki can be accessed by anybody anywhere in the world, so could run afoul of local regulations and laws. Because of such concerns we have deleted items which look to be at risk of violating obscentiy laws in ANY jurisdiction. The risk to too great, e.g. a schoolteacher in USA is currently facing a 40 year jail term for inadvertently exposing students to obscenity.

If a person is convicted as a "sex offender" this stays with you for the rest of your life and becomes a public record.

This wiki is completely open and we do not have any way of restricting access to adults only at this time. This might be an enhancement which might be added in the future, talk to MikeD about that.Charles F. Radley 06:37, 4 March 2007 (PST)


The problem then is to arrive at a concensis on rules that clearly define what is not obscene. If we cannot then we are stuck only discussing space settlement at a very simplistic level. We will bore people to tears and in the end fail to granish support.

--Jriley 14:24, 5 March 2007 (PST)


Legal Disclaimers

Take a look at this web link on legal disclaimers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:General_disclaimer

We probably needed similar legal disclaimers on Lunarpedia.

Stories in a Wiki

I'm concerned that a wiki is a less than optimal location for fiction, regardless of content, unless the fiction is being developed in a cooperative fashion on the wiki (in which case a wiki may indeed be optimal).

I am also unsure of the value of releasing stories to the public domain as a general policy.

If we decide to go ahead, I would suggest that we should probably create a namespace specifically for fictional works, possibly locking completed works and also tagging each story individually for its usage status (all rights reserved on one end to public domain on the other). -- Strangelv 07:03, 4 March 2007 (PST)