[Ansteorra] Member or Not?

cathal at mindspring.com cathal at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 10 08:48:58 PST 2008

>  You are wrong. It is up to the people who write the text to know exactly what they are selling. It doesn't matter where or who the people who wrote the laws are. Most websites are done by outside firms nowadays, anyway. A purchase is a legally binding agreement. In this case, it says that I am pruchasing a membership. It specifies that the additional benefit of being a Sustaining member is that you will receive publications. That's it. That's all it says. So it implies that the memberships are the same, except concerning publications. Therefore, the entire SCA, as represented by SCA, Inc. is legally obliged to treat them the same, except concerning publications. This may not be how our laws read, but it is how the mundane laws read, and mundane laws supercede SCA law.

Good poinst; however they might be overidden by one consideration:  The information presented in any informational format except the official printed versions of the governing documents available for inspection at the Milpitas office (or their certified copies)is specifically listed as not binding on the SCA, Inc. (i.e. there are disclaimers which state directly that in the case of a conflict by any point of information with the printed versions, the printed version is the correct and true source). 

The devil being in the details and the parsing of the legal mind, that is an important limitation.

(lives in Meridies but lurks across the Known Worlde, bona fides available upon request)

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