A Reader Reports That ZOHO Wants To Censor "Hate" i.e.
Default author
October 28, 2013, 02:30 AM
Print Friendly and PDF

From: An Anonymous Reader Still Using Gmail [Email him]

I was thinking of switching email companies and opened an email account with a company called Zoho that I`d seen mentioned somewhere. Now they`ve sent their rules and regulations to me. I`ve highlighted a surprising condition.

By using Zoho Sites you agree that

  • You will not transmit or publish any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
  • You will not transmit or publish any content that is pornographic and/or obscene.
  • You will not use Zoho Sites to impersonate any individual or entity.
  • You will not transmit or publish any content that is unlawful, illegal, hateful, promotes racism or promotes discrimination or hatred based on ethnicity.
  • You will not transmit or publish any material that defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, threatens or otherwise violates privacy and other legal rights of others. [More]

James Fulford writes: Our emphasis. These conditions are surprisingly common, and they`re seen even on sites that that do host illegal downloads. The now-closed torrent site Demonoid cheerfully violated everyone’s copyright, but insisted on hosting “No hate inducing material of any kind.“ It’s why pays to use its own hosting and software platform—using a “free” service like Blogger, Wordpress or Facebook would allow us to be closed down by anyone who objected to us. (Especially if it was Mark Zuckerberg.)