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PLEASE HELP US in our effort to reestablish the message board

As you might know, bobsboots.com recently installed a professional message board that proved to be quite popular with our patrons. The board was paid for by bobsboots.com, and was hosted by Bravenet. Shortly after, Bravenet decided to close our account without giving us any prior notice or warning. Also deleted was a guestbook that we have had for years on another site. When we inquired as to why, we were told that we had violated company policy; but bravenet would not elaborate as to which policy we had violated. Instead, they simply forwarded their blanket policy.
Evidently (with us having to read between the lines), because manufacturing bootlegs is not legal in most parts of the world; and because we are a site that chronicles Dylan boots, we are lumped into the same category as those who upload pornography and illegal pirate recordings (even though we work with Sony music in reporting illegal download sites, and do not tolerate those who choose to violate their protected copyrights). There is no way to contact this Canadian company via telephone, so we ask everyone to please contact them via their online complaint board located at http://support.bravenet.com/postquestion.php and let them know how you feel about their decision. You do not have to "log in" nor do you have to be a bravenet member.

When contacting them, tell them that the bobsboots.com message board located at
http://pub28.bravenet.com/forum/2332632393   was shut down.

If you would like to see our communication with them, you may do so here.

If you are a Bravenet user, and are unhappy with the way that Bravenet handled this situation, please inform them. Also, keep in mind that this could happen to your guestbook as well. Consider using some of these other providers who all offer free guestbooks:

e free guest books      located at  http://www.efreeguestbooks.com/
guest book depot      located at  http://www.guestbookdepot.com/
a free guestbook     located at  http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/
smart guest book      located at  http://www.smartgb.com/
alxnet     located at  http://www.alxnet.com/
anvil book      located at  http://www.anvilbook.com/
free guestbooks      located at  http://www.free-guestbooks.net/
bpath      located at  http://www.bpath.com/
global guest      located at  http://globalguest.com/
the guest book      located at  http://www.theguestbook.com/
guestbook      located at  http://www.guestbook.nu/
guest city     located at  http://www.guestcity.com/
spirit books      located at  http://spiritbooks.thesitefights.com/
free guestbooks      located at  http://www.freeguestbooks.net/
guestbook      located at  http://two.guestbook.de/register.cgi



As per our terms, you may not use the Products and Services to, or associate the Products and Services with any Content or activities that:
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(p) Upload, post, email, otherwise transmit, or post links to any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party, or contributing to inducing or facilitating such infringement. This prohibition shall include, without limitation, the following forms of software piracy:

1. Making available copyrighted software or other Content that has had the copyright protection removed.
2. Making available serial numbers for software that can be used to illegally validate or register software.
3. Making available tools that can be used for no purpose other than for "cracking" software or other copyrighted Content.
4. Making available any software files for which the user does not own the copyright or have the legal right to make available;
etc.............


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