Any action by any user that, in Mentasm's sole opinion, restricts or inhibits other customers from using and enjoying Mentasm (such as but not limited to committing illegal activities), is strictly prohibited. Transmission of material, information or software in violation of any local, state, or federal law is prohibited. Mentasm users specifically agree not to upload, post, or reproduce in any way any materials protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright holder.
Neither Mentasm, nor its owners or administrators are resposible for the material stored or transfered to/from Mentasm. All illegal activities will result in the immediate termination of user privileges and possible criminal prosecution or civil action. Mentasm is not to be used for purposes contrary to Federal, State, or Local ordinances, regulations or statutes. Mentasm will fully co-operate with any Law Enforcement Agency in the investigation and prosecution of any crime involving Mentasm's customers or its service.
It is contrary to Mentasm policy for any user of Mentasm services to affect or participate in any of the following activities through a Mentasm provided service.
- To send unsolicited mass emailings to more than twenty-five (25) email users, if such unsolicited emailings provoke complaints from the recipients.
- To post a single article or advertisement to more than ten (10) Usenet or other newsgroups, forums, email mailing lists or similar groups or lists.
- To falsify user information provided to Mentasm or to other users of our services in connection with use of a Mentasm service.
- To "hack" or knowingly access a Mentasm computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access or attempting to gain access to or modify any other user's account.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY END YOUR USE OF MENTASM SERVICES AND NOTIFY MENTASM SO THAT MENTASM MAY INITIATE A CLOSURE OF YOUR ACCOUNT.
IRC Legal Policies
Mentasm provides electronic avenues for user chat and is neither responsible for content nor does Mentasm have any duty to censor it. Mentasm IRC is in no way liable for content and we will work with the appropriate authorities in resolving any legal issues brought to our attention. Such incidents or evidence will be forwarded to the appropriate ISP's and local, state or national law enforcement agencies. Please refer to the court decision Stratton Oakmont vs Prodigy.
Views expressed by our IRC users are not necessarily Mentasm's views. IRC users must remember that channels that can be viewed as illegal (either the channel name or its content), are in fact NOT illegal. Remember, talking about a thing and doing a thing are completely different. Mentasm does not condone nor will it censor such material that could be construed as illegal.
Channels that have been registered with our channel service bot, Q, are not channels that we support. Q, just as IRC, is a service that we offer to our users and in no way do we attempt to censor. We will register any channel request without exception regardless of whether the channel in question can be viewed as illegal or not. We are not held liable for any channel's name or content that we register.
Oper Channel #Speire Policies
Mentasm has a special channel where IRC operators reside called #Speire. This channel is open to the public. #Speire's residents will endeavor to answer any question you have pretaining to WarpedNet IRC. Please ask one question at a time, and do not ask a given question several times if you feel you haven't gotten an adequate response. Abusers of #Speire will be banned for a period determined by WarpedNet IRC's operator staff.
General IRC Policies
Mentasm IRC does not support the use of bots or any automated non-user connections to our IRC network. We reserve the right to disconnect such connections at any time. Mentasm will NOT tolorate flooding, badgering or any activity viewed as destructive to Mentasm IRC or its users/operators. Activities will be dealt with on an individual basis.