Curation & DMCA

CURATION POLICY

Last Updated July 10, 2020

We take curation seriously.

The Web was built and based on sharing, connecting, and highlighting great stories from various sources throughout the Internet.

To us, curation means finding well-executed, interesting, and highly appropriate materials for our visitors.

Whenever we choose content from your website, we’re actually giving it a ‘vote of approval.’ We don’t just excerpt your article – we actually add our highest recommendation. In each and every case we direct our readers back to your site to view your article there.

In short, we design our curation so that it sends our visitors to articles on your website.

We curated and excerpted your content because we thought it somehow outstanding and worthy.

However, if for whatever reason, you do not want us to excerpt your content, just contact us, and ask that your story be taken down.

Immediately, without exception, we will act on your takedown request, comply, and add you to our list of websites from which to never excerpt.

In reality, pretty close to 100% of the messages we receive regarding curation and excerpting come from authors and publishers who are very happy to get exposure and additional readership for their articles and stories, due to our curation.

EXCERPTING POLICY

Most publishers online understand the value of seeing their articles and stories:

  • Quoted
  • Commented on
  • Debated
  • Discussed
  • Linked to
  • New readers encouraged to read the content

Sharing of content socially actually extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s site.

We are eager to present relevant content to our readers, which is why we are excerpting your content and are happy to point them to the original source of the excerpt.

Frankly, we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and that’s how they discover your website.

HOPEFULLY, YOU’LL BE HAPPY WE EXCERPTED ONE OF YOUR STORIES

“Fair Use,” practices, standards, and legal decisions regarding content rights are still evolving online. We keep to standards well above merely legal.

We hold ourselves to a far higher standard than “Fair Use.” We actually aim for “Delighted Use.”

If you’re not eager to be excerpted and linked to by our website, simply tell us and we will take action immediately.

WE EXCERPT CONTENT WITH LOTS OF CARE AS WE HOPE OTHERS WILL CURATE OUR STORIES.

Specifically, if you like a story on our site and decide to curate and tell your readers about it, we’ll be pleased and gratified.

Feel free to excerpt our content as generously as you wish. In return, please just give us clear credit, links back to the story, and encourage interested visitors to come and read the original article.

We happily agree that you take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Simply link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.

That’s what built the Web and it’s what we do.

  • That’s what social sharing is all about.
  • Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.

THIS WE WILL NEVER DO:

  • We never take an entire story or article from your site. We never re-publish without full credit, links, and sending our readers to you.
  • We never republish an RSS feed as is.
  • With every excerpt goes our intention of sending more traffic to you.
  • We always change the headline, add meaning and context, and analysis to your stories.

The General Excerpts Guidelines Published on this Website:

  • Never more than around 30–40% of any article
  • Never more than a single piece of content from any website on any one day
  • Never more than what is required to communicate the essence of your story

IMPORTANT!

As said above, online standards for sharing, curation, and excerpting are constantly evolving, hence, what we consider standards of delight may actually differ from yours.

If you would like us to be even more generous with links and credits let us know. Also, if you feel we have excerpted too much from your article, just let us know.

We will fix it to your standards instantly.

Please contact us at support@directli.com

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DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

Welcome to MyDogAlerts.com (the Website”). We respect the intellectual property rights of others just as we expect others to respect our rights. Pursuant to Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c), a copyright owner or their agent may submit a takedown notice to us via our DMCA Agent listed below. As an internet service provider, we are entitled to claim immunity from said infringement claims pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the DMCA. To submit a good faith infringement claim to us, you must submit notice to us that sets forth the following information:

NOTICE OF INFRINGEMENT – CLAIM

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or someone authorized to act on behalf of the owner);
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  3. Identification of the infringing material to be removed, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. (Please submit the URL of the page in question to assist us in identifying the allegedly offending work);
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party including your name, physical address, email address, phone number and fax number;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material is unauthorized by the copyright agent; and
  6. 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 copyright owner.

Title 17 USC §512(f) provides civil damage penalties, including costs and attorney fees, against any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents certain information in a notification of infringement under 17 USC §512(c)(3).

Send all takedown notices by email to support@directli.com prompt attention.

Please note that we may share the identity and information in any copyright infringement claim we receive with the alleged infringer. In submitting a claim, you understand accept and agree that your identity and claim may be communicated to the alleged infringer.

COUNTER-NOTIFICATION – RESTORATION OF MATERIAL

If you have received a notice of material being takedown because of a copyright infringement claim, you may provide us with a counter-notification in an effort to have the material in question restored to the site. Said notification must be given in writing to our DMCA Agent and must contain substantially the following elements pursuant to 17 USC Section 512(g)(3):

  1. Your physical or electronic signature.
  2. A description of the material that has been taken down and the original location of the material before it was taken down.
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the aforementioned, and any dispute pertaining thereto shall be governed and construed solely in accordance with the laws of the State of Israel, and brought exclusively before the competent courts in the State of Israel, and that you will accept service of process from the person or company who provided the original infringement notification.
  5. Send your counter notice by email to support@directli.com is highly recommended.

REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY

We take copyright infringement very seriously. Pursuant to the repeat infringer policy requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we maintain a list of DMCA notices from copyright holders and make a good faith effort to identify any repeat infringers. Those that violate our internal repeat infringer policy will have their accounts terminated.

MODIFICATIONS

We reserve the right to modify the contents of this page and its policy for handling DMCA claims at any time for any reason. You are encouraged to check back to review this policy frequently for any changes.

Please let us know about copyright issues by sending all DMCA notices to our designated agent as follows:

MyDogAlerts
Attn: Copyright Officer
POBox 3683
Haifa, 3103602, Israel
Email: support@directli.com

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