Terms of Use & Copyright

Remember: Your work remains your property! Don’t steal other people’s work! Be cool, and play nice!

We want this blog to be an open forum for exchanging ideas and testing work in progress, but we also want to protect our users and their work.

Below are our Terms of Use, and Copyright Statement. Our Copyright Statement is also visible on the lower right-hand-side of every page of this blog.

We the committee of the Affiliation in Mimetic Theory for Emerging Scholars (“AMES”) offer this blogging service (the “Services”) to you subject to the terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) contained herein. By accessing, creating or contributing to this blog, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by these Terms. Please read them carefully before posting.

1. Rights in the Content You Submit

Copyright Statement

Please put your name on your posts. Your posts remain your copyright. Other people can link to your posts on this blog, and quote extracts.

All posts on this blog remain copyright of the named Author/s. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Short quotations may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the Author/s and the ‘Mimetic Theory: Work in Progress’ blog, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

2. Conduct


We want to encourage informal and free discussion; however, we must reserve the right to remove certain content that you may post. As a general matter, you may post content freely on this blog, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable.

We also reserve the right to remove any posts that we believe are not relevant to the purpose of this blog, namely, a forum to discuss research in progress utilising the mimetic theory of Rene Girard.

We also reserve the right to remove any posts that we believe are spam or marketing material, or for any other reason at our discretion.

By posting content to this blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold AMES harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

You acknowledge that AMES shall have the right to remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers to violate these Terms.


You understand that all content posted to this blog is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual capacities.

You agree that AMES will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. AMES makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the site’s operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, AMES hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. AMES will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk.

4. Public Nature of Content Submitted to Sites

The nature of blogging is to reach a public audience. Please be aware that any information that you submit to us whether through registration forms, blog posts or email, including personally identifiable information, may be publicly displayed on this blog or on websites not within our control. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.

5. Modification of These Terms of Use

AMES reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

6. Copyright Complaints

AMES respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please follow contact us and report copyright infringements.

7. Links to Independent Websites

Posts on this blog may link to independently run web sites outside this domain. AMES is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

8. Terms License

This terms of use document is a modification of the document at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/terms-of-use/ and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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