During Occupy Wall Street's brief history, the OWS community has asserted numerous times the importance it places on freely sharing information:
The OccupyWallStreet.net content team wants to apply these principles to the content being produced by the OWS community by facilitating the development of content sharing relationships and agreements among self-organized content producers in solidarity with OWS and the Occupy movement.
- Accessing content from many different publishers
- Distributing content through many different channels - online and off
- Shared analysis of analytic information for each website and the network as a whole
- Participate in the Occupy.net Adserver program to promote Occupy Projects
- Manage newsletters and constituent communication through the Occupy.net CRM system
- Receive priority technical support from Occupy Tech
- Facilitate coordination between different individuals, communities and groups
- Assistance with resource raising
- Social media management and amplification
Our first step is to engage in content sharing agreements with highly respected, NYC-based producers of Occupy-related content.
We've begun to draft an agreement that would allow content partners to form a network that would enable all participants to republish one another's original content, but it's not yet ready.
OccupyWallStreet.net Content Sharing Agreement v.1.2
This agreement allows OccupyWallStreet.net to republish Occupy Content Network#Partners original content.
The following terms apply:
- the original publisher of the content item is alerted by the content republisher (aka OccupyWallStreet.net) of its intention to republish an item before it is republished.
- the re-publisher makes analytics (ex. number of views) about the content available to its original publisher
- the re-publisher follows attribution guidelines established by original publishers
- All content is licensed under a Creative Commons Version 3.0 license with the following optional additions:
- "ND" - No Derivative: people cannot modify (your) source content when they republish it.
- "NC" - No Commercial: people cannot publish (your) source content on a page with paid advertisements.
- "NA" - No Attribution: people are encourage, but not required, to share (your) attribution information.
- If content providers don't indicate a preference the item will have none of these stipulations.
Publications that consent to this agreement will have the ability to republish original source content from OccupyWallStreet.net under the conditions defined above.
OccupyWallStreet.net Content Sharing Agreement v.1.1
This agreement would allow OccupyWallStreet.net to republish its content partners' original content.
The following terms apply:
- the original publisher of the content item (aka source) is alerted by the content republisher (aka OccupyWallStreet.net) of its intention to republish an item before it is republished.
- the re-publisher follows attribution guidelines
- the re-publisher makes analytic information (ex. number of views) about the content item available to its original publisher
- source publication
- link to source content
- content license
- All content is licensed under a Creative Commons version 3 license
- Source content provider can indicate which set of terms they prefer:
- Add: "ND" - NoDerivative: people cannot modify the original content and republish it.
- Add: "NC" - NoCommercial: people cannot the item to earn money
- Add: "Author's Name" - author wants to be cited under all circumstance
- If content providers don't indicate a preference the item will the default OccupyWallStreet.net license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Publications that consent to this agreement will have the ability to republish all ORIGINAL content that is published on OccupyWallStreet.net under the same conditions - defined above. This agreement is only valid for original content, so publications will NOT have the right to republish content that does not originate from OccupyWallStreet.net.
OccupyWallStreet.net Content Sharing Agreement v.1
I, (NAME), am a representative of (PUBLICATION) and have been empowered by my group to authorise the following:
I authorize OccupyWallStreet.net to publish content posted on (PUBLICATION) website with the understanding that all content will be attributed to its author and its source publication, contain a link to the original item, and will carry its original license. If no license is present we will apply a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
OccupyWallStreet.net will alert us at (EMAIL ADDRESS) when they intend to republish a piece of our content before they do so. This gives us an opportunity to clarify whether or not a specific piece of content is shareable. My publication takes responsibility for ensuring that we have the right to publish the content we share with OccupyWallStreet.net.
We are aware that OccupyWallStreet.net will provide us with performance analytics for any/all of our content that they republish upon our request.
By engaging in this content sharing agreement, we are granted the right to publish any content that originates on OccupyWallStreet.net under the same conditions:
- We alert firstname.lastname@example.org about the specific piece we intend to publish.
- We provide OccupyWallStreet.net with analytics about the performance of that content.
- We (a) attribute the content to its author, (b )attribute the content to its source, (c) provide a link to the original piece on OccupyWallStreet.net and (d) use the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license.
This content sharing agreement pertains only to original content. Thus, it does not give OccupyWallStreet.net the right to republish content that participating publishers are republishing, and vice versa. For example: if OccupyPub#1 and OccupyPub#2 both authorize OccupyWallStreet.net to republish their content, OccupyPub#1 doesn't have the right to publish OccupyPub#2's content unless they arrive at their own agreement.
If your publication would like to share its content more widely, please let us know because. We plan to organize such an agreement in the very near future.
To join the Occupy Content Network, please email email@example.com with an affirmative response.
Partners in the Occupy Content Network can opt to join the "Messaging Spokes", which runs a CRM system that partners can use to create multiple lists, collect and send emails, identify subscribers' interests and manage relationships. This group would collaboratively develop an "occupy-wide" section of their mailing that they would include in their own, individual mailings. The "occupy-wide" could also be it's own mailing. That's for the spokes to decide.