Our core values are providing good content for our readers, getting the news out to promote an informed electorate, and supporting America-first politics, candidates and ideas. To accomplish those values, we often curate or excerpt content from top quality sources on the Internet.
The foundation of linking, sharing and recommending good content from other sources on the Internet is one of the original, core propositions of the Internet. Connection people and information. Curation allows us to place good, well-written and highly relevant material in front of our readers, while always citing to and giving credit to the original source if any content is quoted.
By choosing content from sites other than ours, we are giving it our seal of approval. This not only means that we quote from such content, but by doing so we give it our highest recommendation, and we encourage our readers to visit these third party sites by always providing a source link to the original content.
We also add our own commentary, facts, opinion and value to each article we post. Our goal is to ensure the quality and quantity of our original content is greater than the quantity of any quoted material from a third party site.
Our curation is designed to send our readers to third party sites to expose our readers to the top quality content on other sites.
If we quoted from your article, it is because we found it outstanding in some way.
If you wish us not to curate content from your web site, simply Contact Us, and request your quote be taken down. We reserve the right to review all requests and act appropriately according to copyright laws and standards. We reserve the right to use material under the “Fair Use” exceptions, when applicable.
We have found that nearly all publishers and content providing websites are extremely happy to receive additional exposure and readership in the form of links from our site.
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:
- commented on
- linked to
- have new readers exposed to their articles
Social sharing of good content extends its reach, impact, traffic levels, and ultimately the profit of the original publisher’s website.
If we have quoted from your website, we are quoting your article to inform our visitors, and to point then to the original source of the excerpt.
We want our readers to discover and visit your content and your website. We want you to be more than pleased that we quoted, referenced or utilized your content. We enjoy having very positive relationships with hundreds of publishers and content producers.
“Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions are still evolving online. A core value in the formation of this website is to make our standards a cut above the strictly legal interpretation of Fair Use. We have higher standards than “Fair Use” and we stick to them.
We excerpt your content the exact same way we hope others will curate our content.
If you would like to quote any material from our website, please do! Quote as much or as little as you want from our articles, just please add a source link back to our page. That’s all we ask!
Take as much of our content as you think your readers will enjoy. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit our original site.
- That is what we do.
- That is what built the internet.
- That is what social sharing is about.
- Everyone benefits with shared content following this policy.
Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of may very well differ from yours.
We also publish user generated content on our site. We request our users also follow these curation guidelines, but we cannot police every single submission. Similarly, we cannot and do not review all Comments posted by readers on our site.
If you’re a copyright owner & would like material removed from our site, please read our DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policy and take down procedure below.
DMCA Take Down Procedure
1. Infringement Notification
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email or regular mail) that sets out the information specified in the list below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorney’s fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyright(s). Accordingly, if you are not sure if you are the proper copyright holder or if copyright laws protect the material, we suggest that you first contact a lawyer.
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:
- Identify with sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed. This includes identification of the web page or specific posts, as opposed to entire sites. Posts must be referenced by either the dates in which they appear or by the permalink of the post. Include the URL to the concerned material infringing your copyright (URL of a website or URL to a post, with title, date, name of the emitter), or link to initial post with sufficient data to find it.
- 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 us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- The following statement: “I have 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”;
- The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
- Sign the document with either your physical or electronic signature; and
- Send the written communication to: AmericaFirstPatriots@gmail.com. Please include section numbers.
2. Counter Notification
The provider of the allegedly infringing content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the US Copyright Act.
To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (by email or regular mail) that sets out the information specified in the list below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact a lawyer.
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- Your name, address, and telephone number;
- The following statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located]”;
- The following statement: “I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent”;
- The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
- Sign the document with your physical or electronic signature; and
- Send the written communication to: AmericaFirstPatrtiots@gmail.com. Please include section numbers.
Upon receiving a proper counter notification, we will provide the person who sent the original infringement notification with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that we will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14), business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the original infringement notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our system, pursuant to section 512(g)(2)(c).
3. Repeat Infringers
In accordance with Section 512(i)(1)(a) of the DMCA, we will, in appropriate circumstances, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
4. Designated Agent
Please visit our Contact page.