ground rules

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We have set out ground rules for how sites should behave, as well as being clear on how regulators can ensure people have a better experience online.
To prevent this from happening, each requires ground rules so that promising ideas are protected until they can stand on their own.
A community that says, regardless of what happens in the rest of the world, that it can never again change its ground rules, that community simply can't survive.
The ground rules will be set in writing before the players leave for the Ashes in Australia this winter.
I think he is setting some ground rules for his future with Kate," the Daily Express quoted Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, as saying.
The document adds, however, "These ground rules recognize the right of the media to cover military operations and are in no way intended to prevent release of derogatory, embarrassing, negative, or uncomplimentary information.
Oliver's mother has a change of heart and returns, but Elle isn't happy about the ground rules she lays down about getting to know her son.
However, reading that daily newspapers are grasping with the ground rules in this endeavor serves as a valuable reminder to trade publications that they need to encourage their "citizen journalists" to stay involved.
A huge part of being successful within a corporation is managing your boss and coworkers by determining the unspoken ground rules of the company's culture.
9th, delegates adopted the ground rules for administering the Kyoto Protocol and reached agreement on text for future action.
Primarily because ID "violates the centuries-old ground rules of science by invoking and permitting supernatural causation" (p.