Terms of Service

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Hold Harmless

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted express the views of their author only (47 U.S. Code § 230).

Your Content

Public Information

All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by staff members. Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

United States Jurisdiction

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which violates any laws of the United States. You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct (47 U.S. Code § 230).

These are examples of legally restricted content. This is not a comprehensive list.

1. Child pornography.

Do not post child pornography (18 U.S. Code § 2251). Due to the context of this website, any pictures of children - including those which are otherwise decent and legal - inherently fail the Dost standard and will not be permitted (United States v. Dost).

2. Simulations of child pornography.

Do not post simulated child pornography (18 U.S. Code § 1466A). Visual depictions of child abuse have been federally illegal since 2003 and have been upheld in court as recently as 2018 (United States v. Schales) (United States v. Isaacs) (United States v. Buie) (United States v. Handley) (United States v. Farrar).

The law has exemptions which are recognized by the service and described in a following section for board owners. Users are reminded they are solely liable for what they post and if the U.S. government views their content as violations of the law (47 U.S. Code § 230).

3. Animal crush.

Do not post videos of animals being tortured (18 U.S. Code § 48). This particularly applies to boards and threads dedicated to sharing what is legally defined as animal crush videos (18 U.S. Code § 48(f)(2)). Administration will abstain from judgement on if an individual post is permitted per exceptions in 18 U.S. Code § 48(d)(1). You are responsible for what you post (47 U.S. Code § 230).

4. Sex trafficking.

Do not use the Service to buy or sell sex (47 U.S. Code § 230(e)(5)). Per the SESTA-FOSTA Act of 2017, Internet services are both criminally and civilly liable for the promotion and facilitation of prostitution, regardless of age. (18 U.S. Code § 2421A)(18 U.S. Code § 1591).

Links to illegal content.

Do not post external links to content banned by our terms of service. Staff do not have to verify the link is to illegal content. If you claim your link is to illegal content, we will assume you are telling the truth.

Hindering the Usability of the Service

For the courtesy of others, the following will be enforced by site administration on all boards.

  1. Do not break the Service or render it more difficult to use for others
  2. Do not advertise commercial products or services in posts.
  3. Do not spam boards streamed to the Overboard.
  4. Do not post unspoilered obscene material in worksafe boards.

Board Owners

Boards and their unique resource identifiers ("URIs" or "names") are provisioned by the Service on a first come, first service basis - unless otherwise reserved or prohibited by the Service. Although we will try to stay out of day to day moderation of boards, we reserve the right to moderate, modify, limit, reassign, and delete boards at our discretion. In particular, board owners should be aware of the following concerns.

Lolicon / Shotacon

Simulations of child pornography are illegal (18 U.S. Code § 1466A). However, in the interest of artistic pursuits allowed per §§ (a)(2)(B), we will tolerate what is known as lolicon or shotacon with the following expectations.

  1. It will be on boards exclusively dedicated to the artistic appreciation of these Japanese genres.
  2. It will not be mixed with genre defying forms of pornography.
  3. Boards for this purpose will be removed from the Overboard.
  4. Computer generated renderings of children are never allowed.
  5. Board owners will enforce these requirements on their own, or the board will be subject to punitive measures.

Spam

If your board permits spam as a form of free expression, we request you remove your board from the Overboard as a courtesy to others.

Worksafe Status

If your board permits sexually explicit, obscene, or grotesque material to be posted without spoilers, it must not be marked safe for work. Board owners who consistently fail to enforce a worksafe policy may be subject to punitive measures, such as having their board forcibly locked to a not safe for work status.

Our Rights Reserved

We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

Requirements for Use

Adults Only

This Service is only available to users who are at least 18 years old and a legal adult in their jurisdiction. If you are younger than this, please discontinue using the Service immediately. If you register for or use this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.

These Terms

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms.