Acceptable Use Policy - News Groups
and Conditions for Dial-up Accounts
and Conditions for Dedicated Business Accounts
Acceptable Use Policies
Use Policies for Web Sites
Use Policies for News Groups
- Filtered News Groups
- NO Child Pornography
- NO Pirated Software
- Spam is Prohibited
- Read the FAQ
Use Policies for Web Hosting
US Net has made a concious decision to limit the number of
news groups we receive to the actual number of news groups that
are read on a daily basis. This policy conserves network
bandwidth while providing our customers with all of the news groups
they want to read.
Filtered News Groups.
At the request of our customers, US Net can provide an alternate
collection of news groups that eliminates the news groups with sexual
content. While this can not eliminate all possibility
of sexual content from news groups (due to the possibility that
someone may post something inappropriate to a non-sexual news group),
it does substantially reduce the possibility of encountering this
type of material. Subscribers must call the US Net
business office to have this option enabled on their account.
No Child Pornography.
While we do receive news feeds for many of the adult erotic groups,
US Net has banned all child pornography from our news servers.
No Pirated Software.
News groups that support warez (illegally copied software),
and certain news groups that traffic in warez, such as alt.binaries.games,
are banned from our news servers.
Spam is Prohibited.
Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an
excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., more than 20) or continued
posting of articles which are off-topic (e.g., off-topic according
to the newsgroup charter or the article provokes complaints from
the regular readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic) is
Read the FAQ.
Before posting a question to a news group, check the relevent answers
group first (news.answers, alt.answers, etc.) to see if your
question is already answered in a FAQ (frequently asked questions)