The Laser forum is provided for the unique aspect of lasers. While having some similarities to other portable lights, it's unique aspects require consideration of hazard and safety in use, and involves legal consideration in application and construction. Different countries may legislate or regulate them differently. In the U.S.A., they are regulated by a regulatory agency. As is the case in regulation vs legislation, the authorized organization responsible may respond to what they view as a need quicker, and more encompassing than specific individual party responsibility of targeted legislation. In other words, regulation reaches not only the specifically guilty, but also enabling parties and agencies. For this reason, the forum may rely more heavily on improvisation of what's permitted or not permitted than the forums that are more heavily rule based, rather than committee opinion (the committee of course are the moderators and administrators).
This forum should permit not only the advantages of a dedicated forum, but also the ability for administration to oversee the activities. Please enjoy the forum, but use it wisely and safely keeping in mind that you don't know who is monitoring these forums and what information they may be gathering about you and/or your activities. It is best to assume that authorities (Homeland Security, etc) are watching... and taking notes.
The owner and adminstration of CPF will not be responsible or liable for any damage or injury done to property or person due to information posted in this forum. The owner and administration reserve the right to edit and/or delete any and all posts without notice or explaination. The discussion and/or promotion of any illegal activities in this forum will not be allowed. Moderating of this will be done on the side of caution and not necessarily by law. Members who repeatedly violate these rules risk permanent removal from the forums.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and your participation in these forums indicates your agreement to indemnify and hold CandlePowerForums, the Administrators and ownership of this bulletin board harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we possess) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
A note about posting pictures in the context of this disclaimer: no pics of >5mW lasers used outside and/or in public will be tolerated on CPF. The same is true for discussion about such activity or any other usage of lasers that might be illegal or in a grey area.