First Amendment with Servers' Rights

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Congress shall not make any rules to establish an official religion or to stop the free exercise of religion; or to stop the freedom of speech or the freedom of the press; or the right of the users to peaceably gather to petition the staff.

IRCNow is a network that the users control. In order to ensure this, we must make sure that there is no network-wide censorship of speech or religion. Uncensored debate is necessary to allow free users to make their own policy decisions.

The first amendment only applies to the network congress, however. Each individual server retains the right to set its own terms of service and censorship policy. For example, local servers will censor violent threats, illegal content, and copyright infringement. IRCNow also welcomes users of all ages and so the servers do not allow pornography.