Acceptable Use Policy

By signing up and/or using your NewsgroupDirect account, you agree to abide by this policy and to keep updated on changes. This policy may change at any time.

Individual Use Policy

All accounts may be used for the subscriber's personal use only. These accounts should only be used by the owner of the account and there should only be one concurrent login session (up to fifty connections from the same IP address) at any time. No sharing of accounts is allowed. Any activity that makes personal use indistinguishable from disallowed use (such as the use of any proxy, or using NetCache, DNEWS, or any other multi-access caching system) is prohibited. You may NOT use a personal account to feed a news server or news caching server. Any such use will be grounds for immediate account termination. Failure to comply with this regulation is in direct conflict with the Terms & Conditions which every customer has read and agreed to.

Net Etiquette and Abuse

The Internet is a global computer network which is comprised of people from diverse backgrounds. At NewsgroupDirect, we would like every customer to have the best Internet experience possible; however, we do not wish it to be at other customers' expense. When communicating with people on the Internet, it is best to keep in mind that there is another person on the other end of the computer that you are communicating with. Please treat others with the same respect as you would like to be treated.


The content of USENET newsgroups is not regulated by NewsgroupDirect; therefore, NewsgroupDirect is not liable for their contents. By its very nature, Usenet groups may carry very offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using Usenet. Please do not contact the administrators regarding inflammatory posts, etc.


Almost every country has copyright laws. NewsgroupDirect cannot and does not review the information flowing through or stored on our system. When you become a NewsgroupDirect customer, you are agreeing not to transfer or store copyrighted works on our system without the permission of the copyright holder. NewsgroupDirect does not condone nor support people posting copyrighted or illegal content to Usenet. If you discover an article that contains any copyrighted or illegal content please email [email protected]. We will then remove the offending article from our servers IMMEDIATELY.

Commercial Posts

Commercial posts are frowned upon in many newsgroups. If you are attempting to sell goods or services, please make sure you do so in the proper forums (*.forsale, business groups, etc.).

Pyramid Schemes and Chain Letters

According to United States law, chain letters and pyramid schemes are illegal. If you are found to be posting these to the newsgroups, your account will be terminated.

Posting Off-Topic

Please make sure your post is on-topic. Posting something that does not belong in that newsgroup, as indicated by its charter or FAQ is against general USENET Etiquette.

Binary Posts

Certain newsgroups are specifically designated as allowing binary files to be posted, and some are designated for binary posts only. It is well accepted all over Usenet that binary files will be posted only in designated groups. Posting of binaries or text articles inappropriately, regardless of whether explicitly stated in a newsgroup charter or FAQ will bring your account under review for possible termination.


Spam is the repeated posting of articles to inappropriate newsgroups. NewsgroupDirect does not tolerate spam in any form. NewsgroupDirect has a zero-tolerance spam policy. You agree to not spam, and you agree to avoid heavy repetitive posting, as that may look like spam. If you are determined to have spammed, you will be charged $100 per message as a clean-up fee, plus any collections and/or attorney's fees incurred in the collection of this fee. In addition, your account will be canceled immediately, and all reasonable efforts will be made by NewsgroupDirect to prevent you from using our network anytime thereafter.

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