RE: Simplified "Terms of Use" (was GB gov't improves communication standards)

Subject: RE: Simplified "Terms of Use" (was GB gov't improves communication standards)
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:27:11 -0700

Speaking of plain English...

Although not exactly "on-topic", I've been meaning to post this very
nice Terms Of Use I came across. I hope it becomes a trend.

(see the bullets on the right)

Brian Henderson
Mitchell 1

-----Original Message----- From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com

There has been a Plain English movement in state and federal government
in the US for some time, so I presumed that Great Britain also had a
similar policy. Apparently, it's relatively new for them to disapprove
of unclear legalese. Nonetheless, I give them credit for taking these

The flip side, though, is a problem with "banned words." The moment we
star banning words, we infringe on freedom of speech. And, as anyone
know knows me knows, that's intolerable--in the US, Britain, or

Arroxane ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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