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Allpolitics Service Agreement

1. Definitions.
"AllPolitics" is the interactive on-line service operated by Cable News Network, Inc. ("CNN") and Time Inc. New Media ("Time") on the World Wide Web of the Internet, consisting of information services and content provided by CNN and Time, affiliates of CNN and Time and other third parties. "Subscriber" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of AllPolitics.

2. General.

(a) This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of AllPolitics, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions set forth in Paragraph 13 hereof ("Supplemental Terms") governing the use of certain specific material contained in AllPolitics, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of AllPolitics by Subscriber. By using AllPolitics (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), Subscriber agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use AllPolitics is personal to Subscriber and is not transferable to any other person or entity. Subscriber is responsible for all use of Subscriber's Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of Subscriber's Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Subscriber shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Subscriber's password(s), if any.

(b) CNN and Time shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of AllPolitics, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.

3. Changed Terms.
CNN and Time shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Subscriber's use of AllPolitics, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on AllPolitics, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Subscriber obtains notice thereof. Any use of AllPolitics by Subscriber after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Subscriber of such changes, modifications or additions.

4. Equipment.
Subscriber shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of AllPolitics and all charges related thereto.

5. Subscriber Conduct.

(a) Subscriber shall use AllPolitics for lawful purposes only. Subscriber shall not post or transmit through AllPolitics any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without CNN and Time's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by a Subscriber that in CNN and Time's discretion restricts or inhibits any other Subscriber from using or enjoying AllPolitics will not be permitted. Subscriber shall not use AllPolitics to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with AllPolitics.

(b) AllPolitics contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of AllPolitics are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. CNN and Time own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Subscriber may download copyrighted material for Subscriber's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of CNN and Time and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. Subscriber acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

(c) Subscriber shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on AllPolitics any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Subscriber. Subscriber shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of AllPolitics, Subscriber automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted CNN and Time the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. Subscriber also permits any other Subscriber to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Subscriber's personal use. Subscriber hereby grants CNN and Time the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on AllPolitics by Subscriber.

(d) The foregoing provisions of Section 5 are for the benefit of CNN and Time, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.

6. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.

(a) SUBSCRIBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF ALLPOLITICS IS AT SUBSCRIBER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER CNN OR TIME, THEIR AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ALLPOLITICS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF ALLPOLITICS, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH ALLPOLITICS.

(b) ALLPOLITICS IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

(c) THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. SUBSCRIBER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT CNN AND TIME ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH SUBSCRIBER.

(d) IN NO EVENT WILL CNN AND TIME, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING ALLPOLITICS OR THE ALLPOLITICS SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ALLPOLITICS. SUBSCRIBER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON ALLPOLITICS.

(e) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, CNN OR TIME, NOR THEIR AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN ALLPOLITICS, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF A STOCK TRADE, SUBSCRIBERS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR BROKER OR OTHER FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO VERIFY PRICING OR OTHER INFORMATION. CNN AND TIME, THEIR AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER CNN OR TIME, NOR THEIR AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.

7. Monitoring.
CNN and Time shall have the right, but not the obligation,to monitor the content of AllPolitics, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by CNN and Time and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. CNN and Time shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on AllPolitics. Without limiting the foregoing, CNN and Time shall have the right to remove any material that CNN and Time, in their sole discretion, find to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

8. Indemnification.
Subscriber agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CNN and Time, their affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of AllPolitics by Subscriber or Subscriber's Account.

9. Termination.
Either CNN and Time or Subscriber may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, CNN and Time shall have the right to immediately terminate Subscriber's Account in the event of any conduct by Subscriber which CNN and Time, in their sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by Subscriber of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5(b), 5(c), 5(d), 6, 8, 10 and this Section 9 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

10. Trademarks.
CNN (TM), Time (TM), AllPolitics (TM), CNN Interactive (TM), Time Inc. New Media (TM), and Pathfinder (TM) and each of their logos are trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on AllPolitics are the property of their respective owners.

11. Third Party Content.
CNN and Time are distributors (and not publishers) of content supplied by third parties and Subscribers. Accordingly, CNN and Time have no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Subscribers or any other user of AllPolitics, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of CNN and Time. Neither CNN nor Time nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)

In many instances, the content available through AllPolitics represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Subscriber, or other user not under contract with CNN and Time. CNN and Time neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on AllPolitics by anyone other than authorized CNN and Time employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will CNN and Time be liable for any loss or damage caused by a Subscriber's reliance on information obtained through AllPolitics. It is the responsibility of Subscriber to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through AllPolitics. Ple