Overview – Why Do Shared Stories Matter?
Connecticut Public is creating an online “Connecticut Family Album” from stories shared with us through social media postings and direct contributions via our website, CPTV.org. Part of Connecticut Public’s Vision and Mission is to connect the citizens of Connecticut to their communities and to their world, both informing and inspiring our local audiences. This project aims to celebrate the rich and ever-evolving cultural diversity of the people of Connecticut.
This is a user-generated content project that aligns with our short video series “Home Movies: American Journeys.” In this series we are producing 10 short video stories of people from all walks of life who have come to Connecticut — from places all over the world, for all kinds of reasons. Each person’s story is a personal adventure, and each story is fascinating in its own way.
Connecticut Public invites our audience to be their own storytellers and to place their own stories front-and-center.
IMPORTANT: Please read the Guidelines below to make sure you understand how to freely contribute your story content and how it may be used by Connecticut Public. Your content may be featured on CPTV.org, and on other Connecticut Public websites, social media accounts and broadcasting services.
All content and contributed submissions will be reviewed and curated by Connecticut Public Community Managers. Content deemed inappropriate will be rejected and will not appear on the website.
Guidelines for Minors: You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to submit any user-generated content materials on or through Connecticut Public services, including this project and this platform. If CPBI, Inc. learns that it has received or collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 18, we will remove that information as soon as possible.
What are the types of stories I should submit?
Tell your own story in your own voice. Are you a recent immigrant to Connecticut? Tell us about that experience. Did you come here decades ago, perhaps with your parents or relatives, from another country? What did that feel like? Have you bonded with a local community here in our state? Perhaps your ancestors came to Connecticut generations or even centuries ago. Do you know the story of why they left their native land, and what they came here seeking? Are you currently engaged in research of your ancestry or personal history? Are there mysteries about your family history you are trying to uncover?
What makes a good story?
We’re seeking all kinds of authentic stories told in your own voice with your own original images, audio or video. Make your story personal and make it concise. You may choose to tell us about both your personal challenges and triumphs, or what was gained and what was lost. Tell the truth about yourself and your feelings, and remember to be respectful of others’ privacy in the story or images you submit. We will assume you have informed anyone mentioned in your story that they may be included in this project, and that you have permission to do so.
Which types of media can I submit?
Stories can be written text, photos, video and audio recordings or any combination of media. Please only submit materials that you own – photos or video that you made, stories you wrote yourself, etc. If you tell your story with text, a photo is helpful.
What happens after my content is submitted? When will it be visible on the site?
After stories are submitted either through social media or via direct upload, Connecticut Public Community Managers will review and curate the content. Connecticut Public will reject or remove content that contains inappropriate language, threats, attacks, name-calling, promotional material, or is off topic. Users should only submit content that they own. We recommend using only first names. Content should be free of commercial mentions, branding or logos. After a story is submitted, we cannot and will not edit your content for spelling, accuracy, length, etc. Content may be also rejected if the production quality is deemed too poor for publication (e.g. very blurry photos or inaudible voices, etc.)
You will receive an email to notify you when your story post is visible. This may take several days so please be patient. You will only be notified if your story has been accepted for publication.
Why would the story I submit be rejected?
Connecticut Public will not post content that contains inappropriate language or content, threats, attacks, name-calling, promotional material, or off-topic material.
Please only provide your first name where prompted to in the submission tool, as we cannot display full names. Providing both first and last name in the upload tool will cause your story to be rejected. Your story will also be rejected if you submit materials whose rights are owned by others, such as a book excerpt or a copyrighted song.
Why do you need my email address?
You will receive an email if your content is approved for posting on the site, or if we need confirmation of your granting Connecticut Public usage rights. Please only provide your email address where prompted to in the tool, as this will not be made public. Please do not provide your email address in the body of your story, as doing so will cause your post to be rejected. Connecticut Public (CPTV and WNPR) will not sell, rent, or disclose your email address to third parties unless otherwise notified.
I’d like to share my story on social media, how do I do that?
You can share your story by using the hashtag #CTAMERICAN on Instagram, and Youtube. You can also share your story on the official Sharing Connecticut Facebook page: including the same hashtag, #CTAMERICAN.
You can share multiple stories if you wish — either on social media or by using the upload tool on our website at cptv.org/homemovies.
What do you mean by the term “user-generated content or UGC?”
User-generated content (UGC) is a term referring to any form of content such as video, text, social-media posts, digital images, audio files, and other forms of media created by (typically unpaid) consumers or end-users of an online service that is made publically available to other consumers and end-users.
Is Connecticut Public paying for these stories?
Thanks for submitting your story content to Connecticut Public! We hope that others will enjoy viewing it on it on our websites, social media channels, and other forms of media. As you consider allowing Connecticut Public to use your User Content, we want to make sure you know exactly how we intend to use it. “User Content” refers to the specific posts, photos, pictures, images, videos, materials or other user-generated content or information which you are sharing with us for purposes of this content project.
By replying to our request with [#approve] and providing your permission, you are affirming that you alone created or own the User Content and no one else has any rights to it or could claim they own it or that it infringes on rights of others. If there are people in the User Content other than yourself, you are also affirming they are over 18 and they know you are giving us permission to use the User Content, and have consented to it being used by Connecticut Public pursuant to this license.
You will continue to own the User Content. You are giving Connecticut Public a non-exclusive license to use the User Content which can’t be revoked by you except where permitted by law. Connecticut Public will have the right to reproduce the User Content in any form (including, but not limited to, video, internet posting, reproduction, display, email, publication, and distribution), either through our own services or services provided by third parties, throughout the world in perpetuity in any medium now known or later developed and without restriction or limitation. Also, if you posted your User Content with your real name, username, caption, location information or other identifying information, you agree we may use that information with your User Content. The User Content and other information may be used for our own editorial and promotional purposes and Connecticut Public may use the User Content either alone or in conjunction with sketches, cartoons, captions, films, art work, textural matter, materials written by us or others, or other photographs. You understand that you won’t have the right to approve how we use your User Content. Connecticut Public will make reasonable efforts to give you credit for your User Content if Connecticut Public uses it. You agree that such credit is not mandatory and your permission for us to use your User Content is not contingent upon such credit being given or any fees being paid to you.
You also understand that by granting us permission to use your User Content, you are at least 18 years of age, and release Connecticut Public and its affiliates, their employees and officers, and any third party services that use your User Content from any and all claims, actions or proceedings of any kind, and from any and all damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses relating to or arising out of the use of your User Content as contemplated by this license.
If you don’t agree to these terms, we completely understand and no further action is required.
Thanks again and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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(Dated as of December 6, 2013.)
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(f) 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.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your notice may not be valid pursuant to the DMCA.
(2) Counter-Notice. If any of your User Generated Content has been removed or disabled because of a matter of possible copyright infringement, and you believe that your Content is not infringing or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s agent, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent:
(a) A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
(b) 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.
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(9) Waiver. A modification or waiver of a part of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any other portion of the Terms.
(10) Severability. If for any reason any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
(Dated as of December 6, 2013.)