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Contributor Stipulations, Prohibited Materials & Copyright Notices

Materials Prohibitions by Policy


RuralSurvival.info℠ will not knowingly upload to the server nor offer for download any of the following materials:

  • Pornographic materials of any nature; nor,
  • material that promotes any unlawful action or acts in violation of United States laws and including, but not limited to the constitution for the United States of America; nor,
  • materials that are copyrighted and are not used in accordance with this site's fair use policy notice.

Contributors' Copyright Status


Status Same As RuralSurvival.info Copyright

The works of all contributing authors and guest editorial writers (contributors) are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaties.  Furthermore, for the purpose of defining the status of contributors' copyrights, RuralSurvival.info℠ views all such works the same as materials for which the copyright is owned by RuralSurvival.info℠.  RuralSurvival.info℠ is under no obligation whatsoever to pursue the prosecution of infringement in any greater extent that it may pursue prosecution of infringement for it's own protected materials.  Pursuance of any case of infringement is at the sole discretion of RuralSurvival.info℠; However, contributors that are published upon RuralSurvival.info℠ are under no restriction whatsoever in their efforts, whether jointly or severally, to prosecute any case or cases of infringement resulting from the publication hereupon.

Right to Publish Without Restriction Assumed by Act of Submission

RuralSurvival.info℠ considers the right to publish and/or syndicate without restriction is granted by the act of submission of materials to any ruralsurvival.info domain email address, to the mailing address as found upon RuralSurvival.info's lawful address herein stated, or by the hand delivery of written or recorded media of any type. All and any contributors/submitters do certify by his', by hers' or by theirs' submission of materials that:

  1. the material is original; or,
    1. the material is not protected by current copyright; or,
    2. written permission to republish, in whole or in part, is granted by the lawful copyright holder.
  2. That the stipulations set forth herein are accepted in full.
  3. That the materials are submitted in the lawful name of the submitter (pen names are wholly acceptable for by-lines of submitted materials).
  4. That this page has been reviewed for changes, additions and/or deletions before the submission of materials

Attempted Revocation of RuralSurvival.info's℠ Authority to Publish Submitted Materials:

Contributing Authors and Authors of Guest Editorials, may, at their discretion, request that their respective materials be removed from RuralSurvival.info℠.  Publisher is obligated only to review said request, to respond to said request in the same method which said request was received, and, to make a determination to remove or not to remove based on said requests' content and the veracity of said request.  RuralSurvival.info's℠ decision is final and without explanation of it's reasons for such a decision required.
The following categories of materials will not be removed; to wit:
  • Those materials submitted less than ninety calendar prior to said request for removal; and/or,
  • any materials that management deems to be integral to the smooth operation of the site, the site's search engine listing and other indexing programs by any method whatsoever. 

Our Unapologetic & Wanton Disregard for Political Correctness

RuralSurvival.info℠  is not a politically correct entity, and, therefore, may, from time to time and without apology, upload material that may be offensive to the following classifications of persons as defined by our moral standards and not as defined by any other entity nor government:
  • eugenicists, and/or;
  • fascists; and/or,
  • communist; and/or,
  • colonialist; and/or,
  • racial supremacist; and/or,
  • anarchist; and/or,
  • authoritarians; and/or,
  • oligarchs; and/or,
  • extremists; and/or,
  • hate groups; and/or,
  • cults and/or religions that profess the desire to convert, to enslave or to kill infidels; and/or,
  • "The Powers that Be"; and,
  • if we missed any easily offended party in the list above, any other persons or entities that may find the truth (as we believe it) to be unimportant, irrelevant, bothersome and/or generally offensive.


Fair Use Notice

RuralSurvival.info℠  may contain copyrighted material, and/or hyperlinks to copyrighted material, that the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. If hereupon contained, we are making such material available in our efforts to encourage self-reliance and to advance the understanding of humanity's problems, and hopefully to help find solutions for those happenstances. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. A click on a hyperlink is a request for information.

You can read more about “fair use” and U.S. copyright law at the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School.


Copyright Infringement Notification Procedures

Informal Procedure (preferred)

Contact us and let us know that we uploaded something that belongs to you - we'll take it down ASAP, or, in the very unlikely alternative, we will notify you that the formal procedure listed below must be used.  Things go so much smoother when lawyers are not involved; a lot cheaper too!

Formal Procedure

To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, or privacy complaints, please contact RuralSurvival.info℠  using the provided contact form hereupon. It is the continuing policy of RuralSurvival.info℠  to remove any reported materials upon receipt of notification, or as soon as practical thereafter; prior to and pending our in-house investigation of the mater.  Specifically, any questionable materials will be removed forthwith, upon notification, if there is any question whatsoever relating to the legality or the ownership of the material(s) noted, prior to the initiation of any investigation that may be deemed to be warranted by happenstances.

Copyright Infringement Notification

To file a copyright infringement notification with RuralSurvival.info℠ , you will need to send a written communication (paper or electronic) that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):

1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

2. Identification of each copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed. It is best to send us the URL of each web page containing the copyrighted work.

3. 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. Provide the URLs in an email to help us locate content quickly.

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us 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.

5. 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.

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 owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

To expedite our ability to process your request or notification, such written notice should be sent to the addressee and address as is contained upon this official Missouri State document.
     
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. For your own protection, pleas do not submit false claims – you may be liable for damages!

Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person, if known, who provided the allegedly infringing content.

Claimant information will be published on RuralSurvival.info℠  in place of disabled content for period of not less than ninety days nor, in most cases, more than three hundred sixty-five days..

Counter-Notification

The process for counter-notifications is governed by Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: A counter-notification submitted to us must include the following specific elements: (i) identification of the specific URLs of material that we have removed or to which we have disabled access; (ii) your full name, address, telephone number, and email address; (iii) the statement: "I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which RuralSurvival.info℠  is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant." (iv) the statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or improper identification of the material to be removed or disabled;" and (v) a scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users or contributors who repeatedly infringe.

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