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Curation Policy + DCMA Notice

Here at Horsemanship Network 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 for our readers.

By choosing an article from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your article, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we direct our readers… in every case… to view your article on your website.

Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.

We curated and excerpted your article because it was outstanding in some way.

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

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

99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation. Our goal is to cover the best in the horse world and spread the news and best stories every day.

Why Curate?

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

  • quoted
  • commented on
  • debated
  • discussed
  • linked to
  • new readers encouraged to the articles

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

We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point them to the original source of the excerpt.

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

We 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 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 article.

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

Our Excerpting Guidelines

Here is what we will never do:

  • We never take your entire article. We never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers
  • We never republish an RSS feed verbatim
  • We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic
  • One of our main goals is sending you traffic!

Our general guidelines for 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

We Want You To Be Pleased We Excerpted An Article 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.”

However, our standards of delight may very well differ from yours.

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

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 excerpted, let us know.

We will fix it to your standards instantly.

Please sent an email to [email protected] and we will make it right for you, according to your standards.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

Materials may be made available via Horsemanship Network by third parties not within our control. That is to say, we can’t control what other people post. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Service for the inclusion of illegal or non-permissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others, and it is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on Horsemanship Network.

If you believe any materials on Horsemanship Network infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at minimum contains:

  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 the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  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;
  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; 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 owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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

Horsemanship Network
Attn: Copyright Officer