Newshare(SM) Publishing Member Affiation
Building a free market for digital information
Newshare Publishing Member Affiliation
What does it mean to be a Newshare Publishing Member:
The Newshare model of globally shared local information is
strengthened by a binding affiliation agreement with each
local (or subject-specific) content provider. This agreement, which will
be provided to Publishing Members prior to enrollment, specifies that:
- Provider has exclusive domain in providing content for his/her
affiliation area (except that "subject area" providers are allowed to
overlap with all "local" affiliates within their subject areas).
- All content originated by the provider may be linked by fellow
Publishing Members for consumer users throughout the Clickshare(sm)
Publishing System, and may be sold for one-time, non-commercial use
without further agreements. Content copyrights are maintained by the
provider and multiple or commercial use is not permitted or governed by
Newshare Corp. or Clickshare Corp.
- Content (including advertising) created by the provider will
generate revenue through re-use throughout Newshare (not just
locally). The provider will receive a royalty of not less than 50% of the
gross purchase price paid by the end user via Clickshare(sm) settlement.
- Newshare Corp. has sole access to, and is sole owner of, all
consumer access history information (though, locally, each provider
can utilize local access information as desired), but NEVER possesses
actual names or addresses of individual users, nor their demographic
profile. This information is controlled and owned by the Publisher
Member through which the consumer access is obtained.
Newshare-affiliated Publishing Members have wide editorial
latitude in creating a local or topic-specific content, spawning innovative
services and applying Newshare proprietary marketing information.
The structure of Newshare requires continued excellence on the part
of local Publishing Members. Since, from one's
local service provider (or home, in the future), is is just as easy to
link to the "local Newshare" in a neighboring town as it to link to
the "truly local" Newshare, the market will speak loudly in terms of
providers failing or succeeding. This is, in part, the responsibility and
opportunity resulting from a true "free market for digital
Newshare WWW site is a service of Newshare Corp.. a Massachusetts-based broker of digital information for newspapers, broadcasters and the public.
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The Newshare name is a service mark of Newshare Corp.
Copyright, 1995, Newshare Corp. All rights reserved.
The Corporate Office of Newshare:
One Bank St., P.O. Box 367
Williamstown, MA 01267-0367 USA
VOICE: (413) 458-8001
FAX: (413) 458-8002
The Newshare Resource Center is sponsored in part by: Crocker Communications, a Northampton, Mass.-based supplier of Internet connectivity and telephone-answering services.