Disclaimers/Legal Stuff

Unfortunately, legal disclaimers are a fact of life, especially for writers in the social media age. Ergo, the following are included by necessity, and so you don’t sue my ass off.

The Disclaimers:
1. Regarding Works of Non-Fiction, Including But Not Limited to Opinion and Editorials (Op-Ed), Humor, Satire, or Parody About Life, Politics, Religion or Any Other Possible Topic Which May Offend Anyone:
The views and opinions expressed on CraigHartranft.net are entirely my own (or those of any contributing editor) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any entity or person referred to in any article. Any content provided is my opinion (or those of any contributing editor), and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization (secular or religious), company (secular or religious), individual or anyone or anything. Any articles of humor, including satire and parody, that may or may not specifically reference persons, living or dead, are intended to be only parody, satire or humor. That is to say, nothing posted is either libel, slander, or “hate” speech. Even if you, the reader, may think otherwise.

Case Law References:
New York Times v Isaaks, Texas Supreme Court, 03.09.2004 https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-supreme-court/1244317.html

Hustler Magazine v Falwell, United States Supreme Court, 24.02.1988 https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/485/46.html

Case Law Interpretation:
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Fall, 2004), The News Media & The Law: Avoiding Libel in Satire. Retrieved from: https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/news-media-law/news-media-and-law-fall-2004/avoiding-libel-satire

2. Regarding Works of Fiction, Including But Not Limited to Humor, Satire, or Parody:
Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

ADDENDUM: The aforementioned legal disclaimers also apply to any Christians (or any other recognized religion) of any denominational or theological persuasion, including but not limited to all former, current, and future attendees, members, and leaders of any church which I have attended at anytime.

In summary, if you think an article or a story is about you, someone you know, or some organization to which you belong, when it does not specifically mention you, you are probably mistaken, extremely paranoid, or simply narcissistic.