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Terms of Use

Struth! Someone actually came to this page. We had a bet with our lawyer that no-one would bother - but here you are. We'll never hear the end of this, now. Our lawyer will be smirking for days. Talking of which...

Our lawyer provided us with the information on this page in the usual mumbo jumbo that lawyers love. Quite frankly, we couldn't understand a word of it, so we made him rewrite it over and over again until it was so clear even we knew what he was trying to say. Mind you, he wasn't too happy about it. He got so upset we decided to nick-name him 'The Incredible Sulk', but eventually we got what we wanted - a plain English version of our Terms of Use.

Since you are here, why not spend a few moments reading it. It could prevent you from hearing from Brutus (our lawyer). He's rich, fat, and knows lots of long unintelligible words.

Let's Keep It Simple
This site has be created so that people like you can use it to learn more about the Australian singer-songwriter, Jim Lesses.

Feel free to look around as much as you like. You can even download content from the site, but only for your own non-commercial, personal use. If you do though, please don't muck about with the copyright notices on the site - they are there for good reasons. Also, don't even think about distributing, transmitting, modifying, reposting, reusing, or doing anything else illegal with any part of the site. That includes using the images, text, and sound files for public or commercial purposes unless we give you written permission.

By visiting our site, you are legally obligated to the terms and conditions listed below and any other law or regulation that applies to the site, the Internet, or the World Wide Web. You shouldn't access or browse the site if you have any problem with that, because once you start, there's no turning back - you are bound by the terms and conditions.

Come to think of it... it's already too late, so you might as well stay and read our Rules for Cybersurfers:

Rule #1
Let's make this easy - everything on the site is copyrighted unless you read something telling you it's not. That means you can't use the content except how we say you can on this page (see Rule #9), or anywhere else on the site without our written permission.

Rule #2
While we have tried to include accurate stuff on the site, we can't promise you it is accurate. In fact, we're not going to promise you anything except dozens of song lyrics, information and tips about songwriting, a bunch of sound files, and some other stuff. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions on the site. If you use the material on the site, you do so at your own risk.

For example: if you try applying some of Jim's songwriting tips to your own songwriting, and the songs turn out trite and clichéd - it's not Jim's fault! On the other hand, if you do use Jim's tips and write a world wide Top Ten hit, Jim will be more than happy to take all the credit for it!

Rule #3
We and anybody else who helped us create, produce, or deliver the site are not liable for any damages you may suffer when you use it. In particular, our lawyer insists that we tell you that our disclaimer includes:

"Direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided to you 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON INFRINGEMENT. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties."

Sorry about that, Chief! Now you know we weren't kidding when we said our lawyer knows lots of long unintelligible words. If you are still not sure of what all that meant, here it is in a nut shell - we're not responsible if you're browsing around, and the site damages you or your computer or infects it with any nasty viruses. We certainly hope that doesn't happen, but if it does, it wasn't our fault.

Rule #4
If you don't want the world to know something, don't post it on the Guest Book page. That's because anything you disclose to us is ours. That's right - it's ours - and we can do anything we like with it. We can disclose it, reproduce it, publish it, transmit it, broadcast it, and post it someplace else. We can even send it to your partner (as soon as we find the address). Not only that, we can even use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques you post any way we want to, including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or other stuff using the information you post. Which brings us to...

Rule #5
While we occasionally look at the postings on our Guest Book page, we take no responsibility and assume no liability for the content on that page, or for any mistakes, defamation, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you might encounter when you visit the Guest Book page on our site.

Needless to say (but we'll say it anyway), don't do anything stupid like: posting or transmitting any unlawful, libelous, threatening, obscene, defamatory, scandalous, pornographic, inflammatory, mean, nasty, or profane material of the sort that law enforcement types may consider a criminal offense; getting someone in court on a civil lawsuit, or for that matter violating any law - anywhere, anytime. While we respect your privacy, we are legally obliged to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court which might ask us who might have posted nasty stuff on our site. 

Rule #6
All images, lyrics, sound files, and articles on the site are either our property or someone else's property which we are using with their permission. No matter what, it's definitely not your property (unless of course, you are the one who gave us permission to use it in the first place - duh!). Neither you or anyone else can use it unless we give you permission on this page (see Rule #9), or somewhere else on the site. Unauthorized use may violate all sorts of nasty laws. Be smart; keep the stuff you download to yourself.

Rule #7
You'll probably notice we've linked our site to lots of others. That's exactly what the Internet was designed for. However, it doesn't mean we've looked at all those sites, much less checked them out on a regular basis to see what's going on. So don't blame us if one of the sites you visit is dull and boring, or has content on it that offends you or your pet goanna. Go ahead and visit the sites we link to, but remember, you do so at your own risk.

Rule #8
We are allowed to change this page and anything else on the site any time we want to. That's because it's ours and we have the access codes to do it. If we do change the page, then you're bound by those changes, too, whenever you visit our site.


Whew! If this all sounds kind of mean and pedantic, you should see what our lawyer gave us in the first place. We had to remind the big lug that human torture and sacrifice was outlawed in Australia. Boy, did he look disappointed!

Oh, we almost forgot. There is one final very important rule.

Rule #9: What you CAN do on our site
- You can order Jim's debut CD, Sometimes I Wake Up Naked.
- You can listen to all the sound files as often as you wish.
- Since MP3 files download to your hard drive, you can use them for your own non-commercial, personal use for as long as you like.
- You can even burn them to a CD-R for your own non-commercial, personal use and future reference.
- You can copy the lyrics for your own non-commercial, personal use, so you can learn or sing along with the songs, (just like Karaoke).
- Did we mention you can order Jim's debut CD?
- You can apply the songwriting tips and ideas to your own songwriting (some of them might even work).
- Umm... wasn't there one more thing I had to mention? Wait... It's on the tip of my tongue...

JIM LESSES: Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

Go straight to CD Baby and order the CD...


JIM LESSES: American Dream

Go straight to CD Baby and order the CD...

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