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Submission Content Rules
SoFurry.com is a "furry" website, as such any submission is expected to have a furry context. It is not a website about what people who happen to be furries do as general hobbies, or human pictures of themselves. A picture of a car does not fall under acceptable content, unless said car has a furry paintjob or even furry tribals or something else that makes the picture "furry". The same goes for stories, human-only submissions are not on the right site here. Music and Journals are an exception. Music doesn't have to have an immediate furry context, as any song can be perceived as "furry". Journals do not have to have furry content because they're your personal journals. Feel free to even post short non-furry stories in your journal if you like. We reserve the right to reject any submissions should we deem it in violation of our content rules. We also may re-tag your submission to better fit into our content categorization system. Please note that repeated, unrelenting attempts to submit rejected content may, in extreme cases, lead to account termination.
By submitting content to sofurry.com you grant us the right to redistribute said work on our website (duh...) while retaining all other rights yourself. This also means that you cannot upload content for which you can't grant such a license, for example if said content was not created by or for you. Uploading "something I found on the web" will lead to your account being terminated. In short: Don't upload other people's art unless you have their expressed permission to do so, or their license (copyleft, etc.) gives you that permission!
SoFurry.com does not enforce a particular content license upon its users. Authors and artists are free to choose any license and express that in their submission. Due to incidents in the past we feel it necessary to remind authors to choose their license with care. There are licenses that you cannot revoke (for example, copyleft) and we do allow users to upload other people's works if the accompanying license allows it. When in doubt, don't put your work under a special license, instead let normal copyright do its work.
Age Restrictions, Underage Users
This service is offered as-is. We reserve the right to remove any user from areas we believe he/she may be too young to access. However, we refuse to accept responsibility for bringing up other people's children. If your child comes to this website without your supervision then it's your job to stop that. It is well within your power to do that, and if you feel that this is not so then please seek professional advice on how to fulfil your parental duties. SoFurry supports ICRA tags, so any decent parental control software should work.
All content on sofurry.com must be properly flagged according to its content level:
CLEAN: The picture or story is of non-adult nature, or contains only decent nudity. Without going into the age-rating crap so prevalent these days, let's just say "worksafe", or "I would show this to my semi-conservative parents".
ADULT: The picture or story contains depictions of sexual acts or other adult subject matter. This amounts to "NSFW" or "my parents would disown me if I showed them"
EXTREME: The picture or story contains extreme fetishes that go beyond regular clean sex or show potentially offensive stuff. This includes, but is not limited to: scat, watersports, snuff, castration, cub, etc.
We believe in open access and the benefits of direct links. Hence, sofurry encourages deep-linking and hot-linking, as long as it is not abused (for example by other sites to reduce their own traffic costs at our expense) or endangers site operation.
We at SoFurry.com do not exercise ownership over content submitted by users and we believe it is in everyones best interest to be as open and cooperative with other sites as possible. That's why SoFurry.com is actively seeking cooperation with other sites, for example to enable users to share data they've uploaded on one site with another, to facilitate single-sign-on via OAuth, or syndicate content via RSS. We grant other websites permission to use data from our site in an automated fashion, as long as user's copyrights are not violated and our facilities are not unnecessarily stressed. If in doubt, just contact Toumal before putting your data-sharing project online.
API Usage Terms
The SoFurry API gives users and application developers access to site functionality and content in a machine-readable manner, for example for mobile devices or stand-alone applications. All terms and conditions above apply. We reserve the right to revoke access to individual applications and/or users should they endanger site operations. If in doubt, contact Toumal before going online with your application.