Internet Court of Truth and Lies

Terms and Conditions

The Internet Court of Truth at truthcourt and The Internet Court of Lies at liecourt is one Software as a Service on the Internet (Court). The Court provides form-based private information services to individuals with email accounts. The purpose of these services is allow a small group of individuals to discuss among themselves their own opinions of items in the media. These services are provided on an AS IS basis with no representations whatsoever beyond the representations of structured transparent discussion as a performance operated by the court made in the following manner private to the individuals in the performance.

The Court may be accessed through a web site or as an app which requires a validated email address to participate as a Member of the Court. Certain email communications are required to notify Members as part of the private information service.

Members of the Court participate in Trials, variously called “trials” or “cases” on a free or sponsored basis. The Members may have roles which include “Plaintiff” and “Juror” where a Juror may also be referred to as a “Lead Juror” or “Judge”. A “Sponsor” is also a role of a Member with special licensing priviledges to the information developed exclusively by the Court through the Trials. A Trial will have one Plaintiff, a small number of Jurors, and one or more Sponsors.

The forms include an Accusation form filled out by a Plaintiff who makes a case for something in the media as a truth or lie as understood by the Plaintiff. Additionally the Plaintiff fills out a Verdict form that indicates his proposed verdict in his answers to a standard eight questions. The Plaintiff can establish the date, time, and place he invokes a trial. It is the responsibility of the Plaintiff or the Sponsors to provide Jurors to the trial at the invoked date, time, and place. The place may be solely on the Internet, at an online meeting that may include audio, video, chat, and screen sharing services, or a meeting where participants are physically present. The court limits the number of Jurors allowed in a single Plaintiff trial. This number is limited to eight members in non-sponsored, free, trials. A trial period begins when the Plaintiff files his case and ends when the case is settled. The Jurors use the same Verdict Form used by the Plaintiff to fill our their individual judgement on the accusation. There is thus a trial form set composed of a header page, an accusation page, and a number of verdict pages, as filled out forms. These pages are all private to just the individual participants and unlike Social Media are not publicly accessible through the court except through the independent actions of the participants as described below that are out of the control of the court. The participants indemnify the court from any and all liability that may accrue from the actions taken by the participant outside of their performance as actors in filling out the forms in individual court cases.

The Plaintiff or Sponsor(s) may also, at their own individual risk, provide access to his online or physically-present trial thereby sharing the trial to people who are not Members of the Court. In this case, the Plaintiff is making his own trial public in any way he sees fit. The Court makes no record of any trial beyond the contents of the filled-out forms and which members accepted and timely filled out their forms.

In trial, the email identities of the participants are not disclosed. Rather they are known by their roles, as in “Plaintiff” “Juror 1” “Lead Juror” and so forth. Furthermore, the Court’s link between an email address and trials may be permanently deleted without hope for recovery if stipulated by a Sponsor.

Trials are identified by their case numbers which are random strings that are for all practical purposes unguessable. The court provides no services to search over cases run by the Court except for the participants for the specific trials in which they actually participated as Plaintiffs, Jurors, or Sponsors.

The Copyright to all trails recorded by the Court, meaning all contents of the filled out forms as individual trial form sets, are the exclusive property of Bright Plaza, Inc., which creates the uniquely creative content of the trial as a performance by actors in the trial. All participants in each trial are granted a right to publish this globally unique link to the trial form set after the trial settles with the stipulation that this link be provided in any disclosures of the information collected in the trial.

It is solely the responsibility of the Participants in the trials to insure content provided in filling out the forms obeys all laws, norms, and desired privacy. Any restriction of this right to publish, such as a Sponsor restricting the right to publish, is between the Sponsor and the other Participants but this is an agreement which is the sole responsibility of the Sponsor unless these terms are amended in a separate license with the Sponsor.

Participants, in participating in any trial, agrees to hold Bright Plaza, Inc., harmless of any liability of any kind in the content they provided in the form set. Participants recognize they have disclosed this content to others freely and of their own volition to the other participants, and their own and other participants’ right to publish the form set of every trial including the accusation form and all the filled out verdict forms. The court provides a convenient means of this publication including certain popular Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook, and a digital copy of the case URL under the terms of limited copyright license to republish which appears on every trial form set.

In effect, if no participant publishes the settled trial URL, access to the trial contents is private to the participants and no one can, as a practical matter, subject to the security measures taken by the participant, find the trial. Once one participant publishes the trial URL the trial and the contents of the trial can be found in a way that is entirely not the responsibility of the Court.