Curation Policy

Here at rving.how we take curation seriously.

The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web.

Curation, to us, means finding interesting, well-written, and highly appropriate articles, content or videos for our readers.

By choosing a video, content or article from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your content, article or video, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we direct our readers … in every case … to view your content, article or video where we curated it from.

Our curation is designed to send our readers to where the content, article or video was curated from.

We curated and/or excerpted your content, article or video because it was outstanding in some way.

If, for any reason, you wish us not to curate your stories, simply contact us, and request your story be taken down.

We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and put you on our list of sites never to curate/excerpt from.

99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from creators, publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.

Curating/Excerpting Policy

Most online publishers recognize the value of having their videos, stories and articles

  • quoted
  • commented on
  • debated
  • discussed
  • linked to
  • viewed
  • shared
  • new viewers/readers encouraged to the videos/articles

Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s content.

We are curating/excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point them to the curated source of the video/article/content.

To be frank … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your platforms.

We Want You To Be Pleased We Curated/Excerpted A Piece of Content From You

Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal.

We hold ourselves to much higher standards than “Fair Use.”

We want “Delighted Use.”

If you are not delighted to be curated/excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will take action immediately.

We curate/excerpt your stories the way we hope others will curate our content.

Specifically, if you like a story on our site, we are pleased and gratified.

Please feel free to curate/excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original content.

Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.

That is what we do.

That is what built the internet.

That is what social sharing is about.

Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.

Here is what we will never do.

  • We never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you viewers.
  • We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.

 Our general guidelines for curation/excerpts published on this site are…

  • never more than about 30 – 40% of any article
  • never more than one article from any site in any one day
  • never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article
  • never curate without giving credit back to the original creator

Most Importantly…

Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of delight may very well differ from yours.

If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know. If you feel your story has had too much curated/excerpted, let us know.

We will fix it to your standards instantly.

Please contact: admin [@] rving.how

COPYRIGHT POLICY

All content on rving.how is either submitted to rving.how by email, facebook or are readily available in various places on the Internet and believed to be in the public domain. Content posted is believed to be posted within our rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code). rving.how respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

If you are a copyright owner of a photograph or other material that appears on rving.how, that you claim violates your copyright, please notify us as follows.

Notification of Copyright Infringement.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

rving.how is an Online Service Provider under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (“DMCA”). rving.how respects the legitimate rights of copyright owners, expects its users to do the same, and has adopted an efficient notice and take down procedure as required by the DMCA and described herein. This policy is intended to guide copyright owners in utilizing that procedure, and also to guide users and webmasters in restoring access to websites or content that are disabled due to a mistake.

Notice to Owners of Copyrighted Works.

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the rving.how site by completing the following DMCA notice (“Notice”) and emailing it to rving.how’s Designated Copyright Agent.

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement.

A proper Notice will notify rving.how in English of particular facts in a document signed under penalty of perjury and delivered to rving.how’s Designated Copyright Agent. To write a proper Notice, you must provide the following information, which list comes directly from the DMCA statute:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • 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 Notice, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • 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, which should include any URLs identifying the allegedly infringing material along with any other information that might assist the rving.how’s Designated Copyright Agent’s investigation of your claim.
  • 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.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the Notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If the material originates from another website and you believe that rving.how has cached that material, then confirm any of the following that apply:

  • The material has been removed from the originating site;
  • access to the material on the originating site has been disabled;
  • a court has ordered that the material be removed from the originating site; and/or
  • a court has ordered that access to the material on the originating site be disabled.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay in processing the DMCA Notification. If you materially misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.

Email this Notice with all items completed to rving.how:

admin[at]rving[dot]how

Upon receipt of a valid Notice, rving.how will follow the procedures provided in the DMCA which prescribe a notice and take down procedure, subject to the user’s or webmaster’s right to submit a Counter-Notification claiming lawful use of the disabled works. In appropriate circumstances, rving.how will have the disputed material removed from public view, and will also notify the user or webmaster who posted the allegedly infringing material, which notification may include a complete copy of the Notice submitted regarding that material 

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