@dunlix said in Is there free hosting?:
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Vultr has its attractions. But also its deterrents. For me chief amongst which is the overly draconian vibe I get from their TOS w.r.t. DMCA and forum hosts, specifically. Yeah, forums can lend themselves to copyright abuse. But that does not mean all do. Trouble is that the DMCA is abused to bully small operators who otherwise make conscientious efforts at fair use.
You shall notify Us of all domains, web pages or IP addresses for which You are acting as Service Provider.
You shall comply with 17 U.S.C. §512 of the DMCA by properly designating an agent for receipt of copyright infringement notices, and You shall publish a link on the home page of any website for which You are a Service Provider to a DMCA Notice and Takedown Policy, identifying the website's designated agent and associated contact information.
You shall provide Us with a current link to Your DMCA Notice and Takedown Policy and further advise Us of any changes to Your Designated Agent contact information. This shall be a continuing obligation for as long as You use Our Services.
Get it in all it's glorious detail: https://www.vultr.com/legal/tos/ See section 12.9 if only interested in forum service provider bits referenced above, eh?
Anywho... I am sure pretty much every provider has similar but ... dunno... just makes me nervous my hole in the wall stuff will have the plug pulled and be history so fast it'd make my head spin over some otherwise innocent newbie member mistake...
Because there are also other asshats that would abuse DMCA - if only because they can. They know ultimately they've no leg to stand upon but simply making the accusation and filing requires investment of assets I'd rather invest other places!