Terms

Terms and conditions of use

 Copyright Statement

Copyright © 2010 – 2015, the First Source Media

Welcome to our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via thefirstsource.org or it’s sub domains, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. In these terms and conditions, when we say the “First Source Media Site” we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of First Source Media News & Media Limited or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “First Source Media”), regardless of how you access the network, as well as any First Source Media apps whether you access those via a First Source Media Site or a third party site. However you access the First Source Media Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you have accessed the First Source Media Site from the United States or Australia, you also agree to be bound by additional terms contained at the end of these terms and conditions.

Copyright(s) in all materials on this site are either owned or licensed by FSM  or its subsidiaries or affiliate companies (“FSM”). All other reproduction, distribution, retransmission, modification, public display, and public performance of materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of FSM . To obtain such consent, send a written via email, or visit our Open Source Use Policy.

Acceptance of Terms

This User Agreement (the “Agreement”) applies to all products and services offered by us through any of our properties, including thevoiceofchange.info  and any country-specific or foreign language versions thereof (collectively, the “Network”). In addition, when using particular Network services, you will be subject to any guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement. By using the Network, you are stating that you understand and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you disagree with anything in this agreement, please do not use the Network. You agree that we may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time by posting such changes on the Network and that your continued use of the Network after any such posting will constitute your  Acknowledgment and acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.

Submissions

Through certain areas of the Network you may post, upload or submit material (“Submissions”) for viewing by others or view Submissions of other users (e.g., communities, forums, personals, Member profiles, discussion rooms or video conferencing rooms). By making a Submission, you (a) automatically grant us and our affiliates and licensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display and distribute the content of the Submission (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, (b) permit any other user of the Network to access, view, store, or reproduce the Submission for that user’s personal use, and (c) represent and warrant that public posting and use of your Submission by us and our affiliates and licensees will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. If we post your intellectual property we do so with your permission, you still retain rights.

Dealings with Advertisers

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Network, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Network.

Links

Our provision of a link to any non-Network site or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such non-Network site or location or its contents. We shall not be responsible for any information, software, or links found at any non-Network site or location, or for any transactions conducted at or through any linked non-Network site or location.

  1. Registration

You may access areas of the First Source Media Site that require registration by becoming a registered member and creating an account with us. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account.

By registering on the First Source Media Site, you agree that:

(i) your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the First Source Media Site;

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the First Source Media Site; and

(iii) you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers by others.

  1. Termination of registration

If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by sending an email us.  If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the First Source Media Site. Continued use of the First Source Media Site indicates your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of First Source Media Site immediately and without prior notice.

We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

  1. Use of material appearing on the First Source Media Site

Your use of the First Source Media Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between First Source Media and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), First Source Media is the sole owner of all content on the First Source Media Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the First Source Media Site (“First Source Media Content”). The First Source Media Site and the First Source Media Content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United Kingdom, the United States, the EU and Australia and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.

You may download and print extracts from the First Source Media Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any First Source Media Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the First Source Media, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the First Source Media Site.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach the NLA directly to discuss your licensing requirements. Please see nla.co.uk.

For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact us.

  1. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the First Source Media Content. Nothing in the First Source Media Content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the First Source Media Content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the First Source Media Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the First Source Media Site or the First Source Media Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the First Source Media Site or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the First Source Media Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

If you are accessing the First Source Media Site from the United States or Australia, the additional disclaimers and limitations of liability in Sections 16 and 17 and apply.

  1. Third party advertising on the First Source Media Site

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the First Source Media Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on the First Source Media Site, please email the user help team and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.

  1. User content

Users of our site may be permitted to submit content for publication in various areas of the First Source Media Site. Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines which are incorporated in these terms and conditions. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines, and these terms and conditions, if you choose to post any content or comments to the First Source Media Site.

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created that content, or you have received permission from, or are authorized by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to the First Source Media Site.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish and/or transmit, and to authorise third-parties to use, publish and/or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you post content on the First Source Media Site or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of that content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in that content do not necessarily reflect the views of First Source Media, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the First Source Media Site.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to cut, crop, edit or refuse to publish, your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third parties.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to (i) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (ii) use the First Source Media Site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (iii) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the First Source Media Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the First Source Media Site, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (v) use the First Source Media Site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the First Source Media Site may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to content to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. First Source Media assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the First Source Media Site.

If you are under 16, you confirm that you have permission of your parent or First Source Media to submit content.

Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to FSM.

Readers of our print products submitting content to First Source Media News & Media should read our terms.

  1. Apps

You may download certain First Source Media apps (“Apps”) either from First Source Media Sites or from third party app stores or shops. All of these terms apply to the maximum extent relevant to your use of the Apps (and in particular, the terms of section 6 apply where you are using an App to submit user content to the First Source Media Sites).

In addition to the limitations on our liability set out in Section 4, 16 and 17, we shall not be liable for any damage caused to or interference with any equipment or other Apps or content of any description.

  1. Data protection

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personally identifiable information is collected and may be processed or shared with others. You will find the complete online Privacy Policy at the First Source Media

Changes to these terms and conditions of use

Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the First Source Media Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the First Source Media Site after it has been posted.

  1. Governing law & jurisdiction (except for US users)

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, provided that use of the First Source Media Site in the United States is governed by Section below entitled Governing law & jurisdiction for US users.

  1. Indemnification

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly agree that your use of the Network is at your sole risk. All materials, information, software, products and services included in or available through the Network are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. All such materials, information, software, products and services are provided without, and FIRST SOURCE MEDIA , its subsidiaries and licensors hereby expressly disclaim, any warranties of any kind, either express, implied or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, title, or non-infringement. FIRST SOURCE MEDIA , its subsidiaries and licensors do not represent or warrant that the network will function without interruption, that the network is error- or defect-free, that any such defects or errors will be corrected, or that the network and the server(s) that make the network available are free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information, whether oral or written, that you obtain from the company, its subsidiaries, licensors or otherwise through your use of the network shall create any warranty. Further, FIRST SOURCE MEDIA , its subsidiaries and licensors do not warrant or represent that the use or the results of the use of any materials, information, software, products or services included in or available through the network will be correct, accurate, timely or reliable.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

In no event shall FIRST SOURCE MEDIA , its subsidiaries or licensors, or any other person or entity involved in creating or distributing the network be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, however arising and under any theory of liability (including, without  limitation, tort, including negligence and strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty), that result from your use of or inability to use the network, any changes to the network or this agreement, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through the network. FIRST SOURCE MEDIA , its subsidiaries and licensors, and any other person or entity involved in creating or distributing the network are not responsible or liable for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another’s rights, including intellectual property rights. If you are dissatisfied with the network, or any materials, information, software, products or services included in or available through the network, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the network. The foregoing limitations on liability shall be applicable even if the company or the applicable third party knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless First Source Media, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or privacy policy or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representation and warranties under these terms and conditions.

  1. No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of First Source Media.

Additional terms of use for users in the United States and Australia

  1. Additional restrictions on user content for US users

In addition to section 6 the terms in Section above, you agree not to use the First Source Media Site to upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as insider information, intellectual, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements and to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any rules, regulations, orders, directives and the like having the force of law).

  1. DMCA notice for US users

If you are a US copyright owner or an agent of a US copyright owner and believe that any user content or other content on the First Source Media Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information in writing:

(i) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
(ii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(iii) your contact information including name a address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
(iv) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the owner of the work, its agent, or the law;
(v) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
(vi) your physical or electronic signature;

First Source Media’s designated copyright agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:  Only DMCA notices should go to the designated copyright agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

  1. Governing law & jurisdiction (for US users)

If you have accessed the First Source Media Site from the US, these terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with First Source Media or relating in any way to your use of the First Source Media Site resides in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, in connection with any such dispute and including any claim involving First Source Media News & Media LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. You agree that any cause of action or claim that you may have with respect to your use of the First Source Media Site must be commenced within one year after the act or omission giving rise to the claim or cause of action arose.

  1. Additional disclaimers

Visitors to the First Source Media Site agree that their use of the First Source Media Site is at their own sole risk. The First Source Media Site is provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including but not limited to: (i) any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, appropriateness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of the content of the First Source Media Site; and (ii) any warranties of title, warranty of non-infringement, or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. First Source Media also makes no representations and warranties as to any linked sites and First Source Media has no liability or responsibility with respect to your use of such sites. In some instances, content made available on the First Source Media Site may represent the opinions and judgments of providers or users, such as user content. First Source Media and its affiliates do not endorse nor shall they be responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability of any statement made on the First Source Media Site by anyone other than authorised First Source Media employees acting in such capacity.
This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injuries caused by the First Source Media Site, including, without limitation, those damages or injuries occurring as a result of: (i) any error, omission, deletion, or defect in the content available on the First Source Media Site; or (ii) any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of records, information or data, unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of records, information or data, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation, or any other cause of action. First Source Media does not warrant or guarantee that access to the First Source Media Site will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

  1. Limitation of liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, IN NO EVENT WILL FIRST SOURCE MEDIA OR ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, EXPENSE OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (“LOSS”) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE FIRST SOURCE MEDIA SITE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION): (i) DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS AND OTHER PROFITS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, COST OF REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE OR LOSS OF RECORDS, INFORMATION OR DATA, LOSS OF USE OF DATA, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF CUSTOMERS, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION, LOSS OF CAPITAL, DOWNTIME COSTS, LOSS UNDER OR IN RELATION TO ANY OTHER CONTRACT, OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS OR BENEFITS; (ii) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS; OR (iii) ANY LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE FIRST SOURCE MEDIA SITE. THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION 17 APPLIES EVEN IF FIRST SOURCE MEDIA SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS.

BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICULAR KINDS OF LOSS, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, FIRST SOURCE MEDIA’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (THEREBY MINIMIZING FIRST SOURCE MEDIA’S LIABILITY TO YOU TO THE LOWEST AMOUNT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS).

  1. Exclusion of warranties (for Australian users)

The Australian Consumer Law may confer certain rights and remedies on you in relation to the provision by First Source Media of goods and services under these terms and conditions. Notwithstanding the disclaimers and limitations of liability in Sections 4, 16 and 17 above, these terms and conditions do not exclude, restrict or modify the application of any condition, warranty, guarantee, right or remedy conferred by or implied under any provision of the Australian Consumer Law or any other statute where to do so would: (i) contravene the relevant statute; or (ii) cause any part of these terms and conditions to be void and/or unenforceable (“Non-Excludable Obligation”).

Except in relation to Non-Excludable Obligations, all conditions, warranties and other provisions implied or conferred by statute, custom, or the general law that impose any liability or obligation on First Source Media are expressly excluded under these terms and conditions.

  1. Non-Excludable Obligations (for Australian users)

In relation to Non-Excludable Obligations (other than a guarantee as to title, encumbrances or quiet possession conferred by the Australian Consumer Law), except for goods or services of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption (in respect of which our liability is not so limited under these terms and conditions), First Source Media’s liability to you for a failure to comply with any Non-Excludable Obligation is limited to: (i) in the case of services, the lowest of the cost of supplying the services again and payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; and (ii) in the case of goods, the lowest of the cost of replacing the goods, supplying equivalent goods or having the goods repaired, or payment of the cost of replacing the goods, supplying equivalent goods or having the goods repaired.

  1. Fair USE

We do re-publish articles under the fair use act.  Fair use is a legal doctrine that says you can reuse copyright-protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the copyright owner.

Check out the videos below for helpful examples of fair use.

Different countries have different rules about when it’s okay to use material without the copyright owner’s permission. For example, in the United States, works of commentary, criticism, research, teaching, or news reporting might be considered fair use. Some other countries have a similar idea called fair dealing that may work differently.

Courts analyze potential fair uses according to the facts of each specific case. You’ll probably want to get legal advice from an expert before uploading videos that contain copyright-protected material.

In the United States, fair use is determined by a judge, who analyzes how each of the four factors of fair use applies to a specific case.

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes Courts typically focus on whether the use is “transformative.” That is, whether it adds new expression or meaning to the original, or whether it merely copies from the original. Commercial uses are less likely to be considered fair, though it’s possible to monetize a video and still take advantage of the fair use defense.
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work Using material from primarily factual works is more likely to be fair than using purely fictional works.
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole Borrowing small bits of material from an original work is more likely to be considered fair use than borrowing large portions. However, even a small taking may weigh against fair use in some situations if it constitutes the “heart” of the work.
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work Uses that harm the copyright owner’s ability to profit from his or her original work are less likely to be fair uses. Courts have sometimes made an exception under this factor in cases involving parodies. See also Creative Commons for use of video including Youtube and other public media.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that all content and materials available on or through the Network are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You may print or download one copy of the materials or content on the Network on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that such materials remain unaltered and are accompanied by a clearly visible copy

of any copyright or other proprietary notice appearing on such materials. Otherwise, you may not republish, re-transmit, reproduce or otherwise use the materials or content. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Network to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from us is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited. Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from such materials or content. To obtain such authorization, contact us.

Removal of material for which copyright infringement is claimed

FSM   respects the intellectual property rights of others. Pursuant to Title 17 U.S.C. § 512, as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”), FSM  has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act.

If you believe your work has been copied and is accessible through the Network in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please fill out a Notice of Infringement Form and mail it to the following agent of FSM  for notice of claims of copyright infringement via email.

The information requested by the Notice of Infringement Form substantively complies with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A), which provides:

To be effective under this subsection, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following: (i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site. (iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. (iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. (v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. (vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. Please provide a Notice of Infringement Form each time you wish to report alleged acts of infringement. Please note that we will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the account of any Member who repeatedly posts infringing material on the Network.

Associated Press (“AP”) text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not download or reproduce a substantial portion of the AP material found on this web site.

AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions there from or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

Our Intellectual Property

This Site and the material on the Site is owned by us and third party providers and is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. This Site and the content provided in this Site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without our written permission, except that you may download, display and print one copy of the materials presented on this Site on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only.

“Deep-linking,” “embedding” or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing. Unauthorized use of this Site or the materials contained on this Site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws. You must retain all copyright and trademark notices, and any other proprietary notices, contained in the materials. The use of such materials on any other web site or in any environment of networked computers is prohibited. You may establish a hypertext link to this Site provided the link does not state or imply our sponsorship of the other site and further provided that you do not frame any of the content of the Site or incorporate into another website or other service any of our intellectual property.

Content Submissions: Submitted/published by you or by other authors (“Submissions”) with permission “Submissions” means all comments, feedback, suggestions, e-mail and similar information or materials you submit to us including posting comments to blogs, stories, and community forums, submitting letters to the editor, and submitting manuscripts, articles, photographs, videos, artwork or other material. In sending the material, you are representing and agreeing that:

You are the author of the Submission or that you are making the Submission with the express permission of the author/owner.

The Submission is free from restrictions on publication and does not infringe or violate any existing copyright or other property right that exists in favor of any other person or entity.

You are granting us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute and or display such Submission, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now known or hereafter developed.

You automatically waive any claim that any use of such content violates any of your rights, including privacy rights, publicity rights, moral rights or any other right, including the right to approve the way we use such content.

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