If your fan site violates any of the rules below it is subject to being removed from these boards. If it contains illegal content the webhost (and potentially your ISP) may be notified of it. In some cases you will be given a warning and a certain timeframe to remove the illegal content from your webspace. If you continue to post your site and/or a direct link to the illegal material you may be banned and your webhost notified, potentially your ISP and the proper authorities will be notified as well.

These are the policies we have for certain content...

Child Pornography

If you post or link to child pornography you will receive no warning but a ban as soon as an administrator becomes aware of the situation.

sega.com and staff will cooperate fully with any criminal investigation into a user's violation of the Child Protection Act of 1984 concerning child pornography. Users are ultimately responsible for their own actions. Sega.com and staff cannot be held responsible for any and all user's actions.

According to the Child Protection Act, child pornography includes photographs, films, video or any other type of visual presentation that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is engaged in or is depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity, or the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the :):):):) region of a person under the age of eighteen years or any written material or visual representation that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years.

Violations of the Child Protection Act may be reported to the U.S. Customs Agency at 1-800-BEALERT

Compliance with Law

User of sega.com services or website shall not post, transmit, retransmit or store material on or through any of Services or Products which, in the sole judgment of the Company (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer. Customer shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services and Products.

Copyright Infringement

sega.com message board and other services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights.

Creating, utilizing, or distributing unauthorized copies of software are violations of federal and state law. If you copy, distribute or install the software in ways that the license does not allow, you are violating federal copyright law.

Users thought to be guilty of copyright infringement will be issued a warning to cease their illegal activities and remove the illegal content from their sites within one week and may receive a ban. If the user chooses not to comply then the webhost will be notified and potentially the ISP of that user. Sega.com and staff will also cooperate with any and all law enforcement agencies in relation to copyright infringement.
If you have any questions at all contact me or one of the other mods or administrators.