Apr. 3rd, 2017 06:22 pm
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Anyone know the implications of this new Livejournal user agreement we're being asked to agree to? I'm sort of reluctant to click "yes" until I know what powers I'm giving to the Russian overlords. I looked around online for some details or explanations, but didn't find anything other than LJ's own posts.


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Date: 2017-04-03 10:59 pm (UTC)
kerkevik_2014: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
I'm asking around myself at the moment. May have to sign it to save what I can of my lj; particularly stories on old lj's, but this may be the final goodbye for me.

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Date: 2017-04-03 11:05 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-04-04 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] perverse_idyll
I read through the English translation of the TOS, which is awkwardly worded and doesn't inspire confidence as far as accuracy goes. It waffles on user protection, makes statements about having rights to user content, and states that said content is subject to Russian law. It references a couple of provisions from two different Russian Federal Acts, and I googled those but didn't feel I properly understood how they applied.

I also *really* don't like the fact that the English translation of the agreement isn't legally binding. Only the Russian-language TOS is official, and of course most of us can't read it to see whether or not the translation is a true reflection of the original.

I haven't imported my LJ posts to DW yet, so I may agree to the terms of service just long enough to shift all the content over here. After that, I'll probably go on posting to both sites but close comments on LJ. As I seldom manage to post these days, it's not much of a concern, but I'd hate to lose the comments to my old posts.

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Date: 2017-04-04 11:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tetleythesecond
I just left a comment to the LJ announcement post asking for a legally binding translation. interestingly, all comments to that post are screened. What I've understood so far is that they'll distinguish between accounts that are in some way "verified" (by Open ID or something) and others. Your data may be stored as per Russian law; authorities may request access to it. Whether this is aimed at English-language users or not I don't care, but I will not support this.

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Date: 2017-04-05 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dreamy_dragon73
I found this: https://graycardinal.dreamwidth.org/48372.html

This may or may not be aimed at fanfic writers and/or English language users, but I find this worrying.

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Date: 2017-04-06 07:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaabbey

Moving over here. Working on purging LJ in the next few days.


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