Legal

Trademark Law

Trademark law governs the usage of a logo, phrase, symbol, word, or product shape by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its goods and to distinguish said goods from those made or sold by others.

A mark is infringed under U.S. trademark law when another person uses the mark to cause confusion about the source or sponsorship of the goods or services involved.

At no time do the Wardens of Loreil use anyone’s trademark or symbol to deceive the viewers of this web site. Legal disclaimers are clearly posted to prevent confusion of association, affiliation, connection, approval, sponsorship or authorization of any trademark’s owner. Therefore, claims of trademark infringement are unfounded and unsupported. Please also note that AOL screen names are the exclusive property of AOL. Therefore, they cannot be trademarked by other individuals.

Copyright Law in the United States

Copyright law in the U.S. is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976, a Federal statute. The Copyright Act prevents unauthorized copying of a work of authorship. However, only the copying of the work is prohibited. Anyone may copy the ideas contained within the work.

All information presented on this site has been written by the Wardens of Loreil. Claims of copyright infringement are easily laid to rest by our members.

Defamation

The term defamation refers to a false statement made about someone or some organization that is damaging to their reputation. It is a broad term encompassing slander and libel. For a statement to be defamatory, the statement must be published to a third party, and the person publishing the statement must have known or should have known that the statement is false. Furthermore, a claim of defamation is subject to a variety of defenses, such as the First Amendment and the defense that the statement is true.

At no time will the Wardens of Loreil publish defamatory remarks. The listing of the names we use for declination of combat analysis is not defamatory in nature. It is informative and true. Therefore, it is protected under the First Amendment and not subject to claims of defamation — including libel. (Slander is the spoken word and does not apply to Internet documents.)

AOL Terms of Service

The Wardens of Loreil abide by the Terms of Service set forth by AOL and will not publish Honor List material on AOL servers. This information is only found on the WWW server. Therefore, it is not subject to TOS notifications from AOL and cannot be addressed by the Community Action Team.

The Freedom of Information Act (1966) &
Privacy Act (1974)

These laws make Federal agencies accountable for information disclosure policies and practices. They have nothing to do with publication of the Honor List. However, a brief explanation of our policies may be in order at this juncture.

At no time do members of our group send personal information to others. The names of AOL members are easily found by searching AOL’s Member Directory. This, in fact, is available to the entire AOL community. Therefore, listing certain names for informational purposes does not constitute a violation of privacy.