CHANGE IN MEDIUM TOS
What Happens When Life Gives You Lemons
You get to choose whatever you want to do with it.
I said that depends but as a general rule, I throw it back and say, “I don’t want your damned lemon.”
Right on cue, life hands me a lemon.
Medium is changing it TOS, effective Sept, 1st. I saw the pop-up notice when I logged in yesterday. I clicked continue with the intention to look at it later.
I have a simple rule by which I live my life. I don’t pay much attention to news and stuff as such. If there is anything that will impact my life seriously, the Universe will find a way to direct my attention to it.
you may not agree with it, but it works for me and has saved me a ton of time and headache. Sure enough, a few hours later I came across a story by Alison Tennent that highlighted a paragraph that can be troublesome.
Medium Is Changing Your Rights To Your Own Work
Medium terms and conditions. Medium not compensating writers. Medium changing terms to give writers less and take more…
Later on, she published an update to her story.
Much later yesterday evening, Holly Jahangiri, who, while not a practicing attorney, knows a whole more about the legal language than most of us, wrote this story.
Thoughts on Medium’s New Terms of Service
One Contracts Law professor I knew estimated that about 60% of all contracts currently in effect were void or…
She also sent an email to Medium’s Legal Dept, (firstname.lastname@example.org), asking clarification, and updated the story with their response and her opinion on the said response.
This morning, I saw a story by Linda Caroll that sheds a different light on the TOS, or I should say presents a different perspective on what it means or could mean.
Medium’s New Terms and a Radical Change We Didn’t See Coming
Plot twist! (and who gets killed off)
I also came across this story from Charles Roast, describing his thoughts and feelings on the subject.
Medium’s New Terms and Conditions Appear to be Taking a Huge Advantage of Its Members
I could be wrong, and I hope I am. Otherwise, I feel betrayed.
So, as you can see, I have a lemon that life has handed me and I am trying to decide if can do something with it before I throw it back. That’s how life works most of the time.
I am tagging some writers who I think may be interested in this information.
As always, thank you for reading and responding.
Stay blessed and be happy, my friends.
Rasheed Hooda is a published author, and a regular contributor and editor for ILLUMINATION, a writers’ community on Medium, where writers support each other.
He is a self-proclaimed weirdo who lives a Freedom Lifestyle and writes about related topics — Travel (a top writer), Personal Growth, Freedom, and entrepreneurship. (Get the Newsletter)