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Commenters
“Opinion, commentary, and reaction are welcome; however, the opinions, etc. expressed by those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinion of Oakton Community College, Oakton Library, or any of its employees.  Oakton Community College and Oakton Library are not responsible for the accuracy, nor will be held liable, for any of the content, implication or intent supplied by the blog commenters.  Comments may be moderated by the moderator.”

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“Content on Oakton Community College Library blogs is governed by a Creative Commons license at a level that ensures our protected copyright and limited use by others –  Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as they credit this work and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute this work and can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on this work. All new work based on this work will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.”

Graphic Images
“Oakton Library blogs have multiple bloggers, affiliated with Oakton Community College, whose intention in posting graphic images is to do no harm, by not injuring, defaming, maligning, or libeling others (including other bloggers, any government, country, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, anyone, or anything).”

Photographs
“Oakton Library blogs have multiple bloggers, affiliated with Oakton Community College, whose intention in posting photographs is to do no harm, by not injuring, defaming, maligning, or libeling others (including other bloggers, any government, country, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, anyone, or anything).  Bloggers may take photographs at Oakton Community College Library events and use them in our blogs for educational, non-commercial purposes. Oakton Community College Library retains the rights to all photographs taken at Oakton Community College Library events.”

Reserve Rights
“The Oakton Community College Library reserves the right to change the focus of the Oakton Library blogs, shut them down, or change its terms of use at our discretion.”

Disclosure Statement
“Oakton Community College Library blog content is not generated to make money or be paid for blogging content.  This blog may not be used for commercial purposes or organized political activity.”

For more information please see:

Policy for Responsible Use of Information Technology at Oakton Community College

RESOURCES: Many thanks for suggested wording and useful disclaimer guidance: Lorelle VanFossen’s “Writing a Blog Disclaimer,” The Blog Herald, accessed 27 July 2009 at http://www.blogherald.com/2007/10/02/writing-a-blog-disclaimer/

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