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By now most of you will already have had the pop-up regarding Livejournal's new "User Agreement." The English-language version can be found here, and I've copy-pasted it onto my own LJ here.

As you can see, the English-language version of the User Agreement is topped and tailed by a banner stating that the translated version (which is the one I had to agree to in order to log in and post this morning) is not legally binding. The link to the original (which is in Russian, and which the banner states is legally binding) is here.

I've also put the Russian-language version on my own LJ, though I'm not sure how well IE is going to parse Cyrillic:

I ran the Russian-language version through Google Translate and you can find the translation of that version here.

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I'm not sure that having someone sign a document that states it isn't legally binding means anything, even if you are providing a link to another document hosted on a separate page in a different language that *is* legally binding. However, I do think that would be cold comfort for most LJ users who find their accounts deleted or purged because SUP held that they had violated the terms of service in some way.

That's why I wanted to remind everyone about the Eerie Indiana community on Dreamwidth. It's basically a mirror of the LJ comm, except YouTube embedding doesn't work, you can't schedule entries in advance, and embedding Tweets show text and no pictures. For this reason, I will continue to use and update the [ profile] eerie_indiana livejournal community, but I will try to get better about importing updates to DW on a daily basis.

Hopefully I'll see you there!

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