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    • Registered Users can be removed anytime from the users database by FreeReporter’s Administrator in case they violate the present Terms of Service Use, behave against the mission and interests of FreeReporter website or conduct external activities that are incompatible with their users  status
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    • Registered Users can comment all posts on FreeReporter website, knowing that their comments are published only after approval by FreeReporter’s Administrator that holds the right to disapprove and delete all comments whose content is unrelated to the topic of the commented post or violates relevant national and international laws
    • Registered Users can write and/or publish their own posts on FreeReporter website and/or edit other users’ posts only if enabled by FreeReporter’s Administrator
    • Registered Users that re-publish on FreeReporter website contents originally published in other outlets, classified as “Our Stories in the Media”, are the sole responsible for proving authorship on those contents and securing re-publication rights from outlets owners and any eligible co-author of the contents
    • Registered Users can re-publish in other outlets any content originally published on FreeReporter website by other authors, classified as “Global issues” and“Monthly Reportage”, provided that they re-publish only a post per day, thet mention the sentence “first published on FreeReporter by Author’s First and Last Name” and link such sentence to FreeReporter website

    Crowdsourced contents

    • Registered Users can propose, create and manage crowdsourced news streams on public interest issues, classified as “Collaborative Investigations”, if enabled by FreeReporter’s Administrator that holds the right to refuse or interrupt initiatives unrelated to the thematic areas covered by FreeReporter website
    • Registered Users can re-publish in other outlets crowdsourced contents originally published on FreeReporter website provided that they mention the sentence “first published on FreeReporter” and link such sentence to FreeReporter website

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    • Registered Users can sell their own copyrighted contents, classified as “Pitches for Sale”, to third parties via FreeReporter website whose Administrator is charge of marketing and placing the contents, receiving payments from buyers, withholding a 10% commission fee and transferring the remaining share to contents authors
    • Registered Users that decide to sell a specific content via FreeReporter website cannot sell the same content to the same potential buyers on a private basis or via other websites
    • Registered Users can raise funding for public causes aimed to support the production of their own contents or self-managed crowdsourced contents through using the paying tools available on FreeReporter website whose Administrator is charge of helping promote and disseminate the causes, receiving payments from supporters, withholding a 10% commission fee and transferring the remaining share to cause initiators

    Advertising

    • Registered Users authorize FreeReporter’s Administrator to link commercials to their own or third-party contents published or re-published on FreeReporter website
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    Copyright

    • Registered Users understand that FreeReporter website is owned by its Administrator that holds the right to take all measures required to ensure full compliance with the present Terms of Service Use
    • Registered Users can only claim ownership and exclusive right of use on contents they originally published on FreeReporter website but not on crowdsourced contents created through third parties contributions on FreeReporter website
    • Registered Users are bound to give credit to FreeReporter website anytime they re-publish in other outlets contents originally published on FreeReporter website on which they have no exclusive right of use, according to the rules outlined in the sections “Publishing” and “Crowdsourced Contents”

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    • Registered Users are aware that FreeReporter website is not a proprietary publishing house but a free publishing platform and therefore its Administrator cannot be considered accountable for the potential unlawful nature of contents they published or re-published on FreeReporter website
    • Registered Users agree to be fully liable in regards to third parties legal claims and lawsuits in connection to contents they published or re-published on FreeReporter website

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