TERMS OF USE

  1. Community Media MANCH is an online platform dedicated to supporting community media practitioners. It provides a space for users to contribute and share content and work collaboratively with each other on a variety of different projects. The core of MANCH’s policy is a belief in ‘free and fair sharing of knowledge and media content ensuring distribution and sharing of creative community products and ideas without loss of authorship.

  2. These terms of bind all users of MANCH including the general user. If you register or use the site then this constitutes an irrevocable waiver of any claim that you did not read, understand, or agree to these terms and conditions.

  3. MANCH may modify these terms and conditions at any time simply by posting an amended version on this site. You are responsible to look at these reviews on a regular basis and ensure you understand the changes. In addition, MANCH may choose to suspend providing the service to you or to general users with or without prior notice.

  4. MANCH is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you share with fellow users and you should be aware that this information can be collected by other users who may use it in a manner that you may deem inappropriate.

  5. If you choose to upload to MANCH, you must either be the owner of the content or have the necessary rights to it even if it is a collaborative product. All material is available for others to use unless you have stated otherwise. Uploading means that you are not violating any rights even those of third parties. You also agree to not upload material or make annotations that are unlawful, obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, or infringing of any copyright or other rights of others. You cannot use MANCH to distribute any illegal or damaging software including viruses etc. You can’t use the site to solicit or sell products and MANCH reserves the right to remove any content if it thinks it is inappropriate and even if it isn’t mentioned here.

    If you breach any of these conditions, then you indemnify MANCH against all liabilities and costs of any and every sort resulting from your breach. MANCH reserves the right to remove any content from the site at any time, for any reason (including if there are claims or allegations made by third parties or authorities in relation to any content posted on MANCH)

  6. All Content, is the sole responsibility of the person who uploaded it in the first place. MANCH does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the online platform. Any views or opinions expressed whether it is with content uploaded, made on a webinar or during a conversation on the Forum, or on any part of MANCH do not necessarily represent MANCH’s views / opinions unless specifically stated. The display of views and opinions on this website are intended solely for use by the individual or entity for information purposes only.

  7. This website contains links to other external websites. MANCH takes reasonable care in selecting other websites, but accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. Furthermore, links to external websites should not be taken as an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this site.

  8. Copyright and Licensing: As a user you can choose to upload your material under the Creative Commons License of your choice. The site provides a succinct understanding of the various licenses under creative commons. We recommend that you upload under the Creative Commons License, Share-alike, Attribution, Commercial or Non-commercial V.3 applicable in India.

All material made available on MANCH shall be governed under the license chosen by the user and other content or opinions expressed shall be governed by MANCH’s general license.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

MANCH is a platform for communities to interact, analyse, praise and critique each others’ creative product and promote collaboration.

At MANCH we expect users to behave in a respectful manner at all times. At the core is the belief in an egalitarian use of the media space and being inclusive within this space. Irrespective of the member’s or participant’s gender, class, sexuality, disability or race, everyone has the right to participate keeping in mind the spirit of this platform. This space should not be used to harass / insult any user or community group. On MANCH we request participants to freely agree / disagree and provide critical feedback without being disrespectful.

Users are expected to not:

  • Distribute "spam";
  • Act in a deceptive manner or impersonating any person;
  • Collect information about others; or
  • Harass or stalk any other person;
  • Harm or exploit minors;

MANCH has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct or content within this online platform.

As a general practice please tag all your products and ensure that they are licensed under Creative Commons License.

Uploading / Downloading Guidelines for MANCH User:

  1. You/ Your organization must be the creator of the content
  2. Kindly do not upload content from public domain which you have not contributed to.
  3. Content produced by communities for commercial purposes can be uploaded however you may not upload videos pertaining to multi-level marketing (MLM), get-rich-quick schemes, cash gifting, work-from-home businesses, or any other dubious money making ventures.
  4. Kindly avoid uploading content that may incite hatred; include defamatory or discriminatory speech; or depict unlawful acts or extreme violence.
  5. Kindly avoid uploading sexually explicit material or pornography.
  6. User will be solely responsible for uploading content. If any content uploaded violates copyright law or is the theft of intellectual property, user will be solely responsible and can be charged under Copy Right Act, 1957.

License:

The objective of Community Media MANCH is to motivate community content creators and broadcasters to share their work and collaborate with each other in order to facilitate the creation of new work, programs, materials or ideas.

When you create a piece of work, others who see it on any online platform are left wondering whether they can use it in any way, to play or broadcast to their own community, to use it as inspiration to create another program or piece of work, or to use bits of your work and add some of their own to create something new. If there were a way for you to tell others the rules by which they could use your work, it would make sharing and collaborating a much happier and easier experience because everyone understood the rules.

MANCH has therefore adapted the Creative Commons Licenses, which MANCH users should use to license their content.

Creative Commons (CC) licenses provide free legal tools that work alongside copyright and helps modify copyright terms according to the needs of the user. CC licenses gives everyone from individual creator to community broadcasters and content creators a standardized way to give the public permission to share and use their creative work, on conditions of their choice.

MANCH adapts the six standard CC licenses; Every MANCH user has to select one among these licenses for their content while uploading the same.

Attribution (CC BY): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work even for commercial use. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work, even for commercial use. Derivatives to be tagged under same license. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute and transmit, even for commercial use. But can’t alter or build upon this work. This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work but not for commercial purposes. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work. Only for non-commercial purposes with similar license on derivatives. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): Give credit to the original creator and you are free to copy, distribute and transmit. But you can’t use this for commercial purposes; also you can’t alter or build upon this work. This license is the most restrictive, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change the work in any way or build on it. Nor can they use it commercially.

Below is a short video explaining all of the above CC licenses.

Some Useful MANCH Definitions:

User:

A user is someone who is a community media practitioner, has signed up and has permission to share, upload, download, tag content available on MANCH. All users should be over 18 years of age.

A general user is someone who has not signed up and is browsing the website without registering.

Content:

Anything that is available on or via MANCH. These can include textual documents, audio programs, video or photographs that are uploaded by users.

Webinar:

Web based seminars is a unique feature that MANCH offers. Users can either participate in one organized by MANCH or fellow users or arrange one on topics of their choice related to community media in which they can give presentations, lectures, question-answer sessions etc.

Forum:

Space offered to MANCH users to initiate a conversation chain or discussions. Users can ask questions, post general queries and post comments.

Terms of Service:

As a user of MANCH you can upload, download, share content, call for webinar and collaborate. However when you register, you also have to agree to terms set out by the site which are a prerequisite to joining.

Registration:

In order to be able to fully use all that MANCH offers, you must register as a member by providing a user name, password, and a valid email address. You must provide complete and accurate registration information in order to make best use of this platform.

User Name:

We encourage individuals and organizations to use their actual official name. You may not use someone else's name, or a name that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.

Account Security:

Your password must remain confidential at all times and do not allow others to use your account. As a MANCH user you are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account, including any activity by unauthorized users. In case you feel that your account has been compromised or there has been unauthorized use, you must change your password and notify us immediately at manch@ideosyncmedia.org

Termination:

Should you choose not to remain a user, please inform us via email at manch@ideosyncmedia.org If your account is no longer active over a period of a year, MANCH has the right to delete the account.