attorneyThanks to Christopher Trudeau, law professor and plain language champion, I just viewed the Terms of Service for CodePen. Proof that the company takes its consumers and its legal risks seriously!

I especially like the clear version of the copyright and content ownership clause: The things you make on CodePen are yours, “CodePen” is ours.  The legalese version required 151 words.  But my favorite is the translation of legal’s list of “impermissable acts” as Don’t be a jerk.

From their About page:

CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing.

Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? CodePen is great for that. Want to find example of a particular design pattern for you project? CodePen is great for that.

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