Content Guidelines

Blog posts and Items sold through Four Pawns Publishing must adhere to our content policy and guidelines, detailed below. Producers or sellers of items are expected to conduct proper research to ensure that the items sold through Four Pawns Publishing are in compliance with all local, state, national, and international laws. If Four Pawns Publishing determines that the content of an item is prohibited, we may summarily remove or alter it without returning any fees the listing has incurred. Four Pawns Publishing reserves the right to make judgments about whether or not content is appropriate.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with some examples of prohibited content:

Pornography

Pornography, X-rated movies, home porn, hard-core material that depict graphic sexual acts, and amateur porn are not permitted. Any permitted nudity, graphic titles, and descriptions must be sufficiently concealed with censor strips on all items containing such content.

Offensive Material

What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect. This includes items such as crime-scene pictures, images of cruelty to animals, and extremely disturbing materials. Four Pawns Publishing reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of items sold on our site. Also, be aware of cultural differences and sensitivities. Some materials may be acceptable in one country, but unacceptable in another. Please keep in mind our global community of customers.

Illegal Items

Items sold through the Four Pawns Publishing service must adhere to all applicable laws. This includes the sale of items by individuals outside the United States. Some items that may not be sold include any products which may lead to the production of an illegal item or illegal activity.

Stolen Goods

If Four Pawns Publishing learns that an item is not the property of the seller, or was obtained through illegal means, we will immediately remove the item from our service.

Items that Infringe Upon an Individual's Privacy

Four Pawns Publishing holds personal privacy in the highest regard. Therefore, items that infringe upon, or have potential to infringe upon, an individual's privacy are prohibited. Additionally, the sale of marketing lists (bulk e-mail lists, direct-mail marketing lists, etc.) is prohibited.

Recopied Media

Copies, dubs, duplicates, or transfers of music, videos, software, images, etc., are prohibited. Just as you cannot sell a photocopied book without the author's permission, you cannot sell copies or duplicates of videos, music, video games, software, photos, etc. Likewise, you cannot sell transferred media – whether laserdisc to video, CD-ROM to cassette tape, or from the Internet to any digital format--unless explicitly approved by the author.

Rights of Publicity

Celebrity images and/or celebrity names cannot be used for commercial purposes without permission of the celebrity or their management. This includes product endorsements and merchandise as well as unauthorized celebrity image collections.

Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content

Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We will not accept content that is freely available on the web unless you are the copyright owner of that content. For example, if you received your content from a source that allows you and others to re-distribute it, and the content is freely available on the web, we will not accept it for sale through Four Pawns Publishing. We do accept public domain content, however we may request that you provide proof that your submitted material is actually in the public domain and may choose to not sell a public domain title if its content is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more books already available through our service or available through other retail sites. We do not currently accept public domain material for Amazon Video on Demand.