Well, what the heck does that mean?
That means that you can copy and paste those suckers and use them for your own website!
Permission to Re-Blog [automatically] Granted
“You give other WordPress.com users permission to share your content on other WordPress.com websites and add their own content to it (so in other words, re-blog) so long as they only use a portion of your post and they give you credit as the original author by linking back to your website.See: https://wordpress.com/tos/
In other words, by posting on a WordPress.com website, you grant permission to other WordPress users to copy and paste portions of your website “so long as they only use a portion of your post.”
It doesn’t say what “a portion”means, it doesn’t say big or small portion. This might be worth monitoring, to the extent you monitor your own content that’s being reposted or shared.
In the Disclaimer of Warranties section, WordPress has a little Easter egg hiding. So, they say, “If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat.” And they hyperlink to a picture of barbecue. ‘Cause they love barbecue.
It’s just funny because they call out the fact that nobody actually reads these things. ( I mean, I do.) I bet at least ten percent of the people that read this post will be surprised by what they’ve agreed to by using WordPress.
WordPress Limitation of Liability
In their Limitation of Liability, WordPress points out that their liability is limited. The limitation is either the fees you’ve paid over the last 12 months, or $50 (whichever is greater). So, to use easy math, if you pay $10 per month for a year, then you are limited to $120 in damages. (That is, if there’s ever a cause of action that arises between you and WordPress.)
So that’s it in terms of some of the terms that you’ve agreed to by using WordPress. Just a handful there for your entertainment and education.
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