ZdG’s Statement on Taking Over the Copyrighted Texts

ZdG’s Statement on Taking Over the Copyrighted Texts
10 June 2020 | 04:21

Ziarul de Garda is a media institution that produces daily copyrighted texts such as news, investigations, interviews, and reports, including in video format. Our reporters work from early morning to late at night while creating these texts. They collect information in the field, interview many people, and analyze data to bring information of public interest to people. 

ZdG publishes and offers its texts from its web pages or social networks free of charge to all citizens because one of ZdG’s fundamental values is making information about corruption and human rights accessible and contributing to building transparent societies for all. 

Almost every day, several websites take over in full articles produced exclusively by ZdG. Some of these websites do not even display their owners or contact details. Often, these websites do not cite the source, thus ascribing to themselves the work and efforts of another newsroom. 

ZdG expresses its regret for the existence of these practices. In this way, ZdG asks all the websites/people who take over and publish our products, to show respect and solidarity with the work done by their colleagues. ZdG team follows many rules when creating content. Subsequently, there are rules that should be followed when taking over these texts, as well.

Thus, ZdG reiterates that taking over materials from the page www.zdg.md or on social networks is done: 

a) within the maximum limit of 1,000 characters (news and text articles) with at least one hyperlink citation in lead, 

b) using codes embed when taking over videos,

c) taking the photos and indicating the source,

d)when taking over the photo galleries you should indicate the source and a direct link to the photo galleries. 

Mandatory, the portals, agencies, media institutions, or blogs must indicate in the LEAD the direct link to the article taken from www.zdg.md. They will indicate in the text, at least one more hyperlink to the primary source.

The media institutions that take articles or images for TV or radio shows will cite the source. The printed editions will indicate the source and the author of the information. 

The full takeover of a ZdG product can be done only under the conditions of a prior agreement with the newsroom. Anyone can quote ZdG, clearly delimiting the quotations that will have a volume of up to 1,000 characters.

Also, the full download of video and photo images from the youtube channel “Reporter de Garda “, the facebook pages “Ziarul de Garda”, “Reporter de Garda” and “Ziarul de Garda / Русская версия” can be done only under the conditions prior agreed with the editorial staff.

Otherwise, the ZdG Editorial Board reserves the right to act in accordance with the legislation in force. The materials on www.zdg.md are protected by Law 139 on copyright and related rights, including the Code of Ethics for Journalists in Moldova.

At the same time, ZdG Newsroom calls on media colleagues who take over ZdG materials to quote exactly the content of the articles, without interpreting the published information.

We thank our media colleagues who have so far correctly quoted or taken over the ZdG texts or will take over from now on. We thank the ZdG readers, including those who distribute the articles with good intentions. We also thank our  ZdG subscribers and all who support the work of this newsroom. If you want to support ZdG, you can do it at https://abonare.md/1 .

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