deviantART: False Advertising?
Their TOU really doesn't live up to their name. I would expect something that calls itself Deviant to be more supportive of "material that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, unlawful, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, illegal or otherwise objectionable."
I mean, c'mon... "blasphemous"??? Didn't that stop being an issue a couple of centuries ago?
Something deviant should at LEAST be allowed to be obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, vulgar and objectionable.
I agree with you, this is ridiculous.
This is just the latest example of how commercialization equals homogenization and the degradation of artistic expression and speech. i get the idea of protecting people from unsuspectingly stumbling upon frightening material, but that's what moderation is for. The TOU statement makes self moderation completely pointless. The TOU defeats the spirit of the website in very specific ways.
Hey, DeviantART owners: look up the word you're using to name your product. You silly people. (i'd call you worse, but that might get me censored by some TOU somewhere)