As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray. As a result here is our comments policy. By posting on our blog, you agree to the following:

1. You may comment without registering.

2. You may post follow-up questions . If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, we would rather receive your comments on our blog than via e-mail.

3. We reserve the right to delete your comments . This is David’s Hirsch’s blog. We don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog, not this one. Specifically, we will delete your comments if you post anything that is, (a) abusive; (b) threatening; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate the integrity, decorum of this website and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

4. You retain ownership of your comments . We do not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

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