TBU NEWS (The Truth Behind Us) – is a research and news project, including collecting, arranging, and analysing news items that seem to best reflect the actual state on the global and local stage. On TBU NEWS – international you will be able to find news, articles, videos, photos related to different topics: news and politics, science and technology, economy and daily life, humanity and society, earth and natural cycles, unknown and beyond …
Websites under this Legal – Fair Use – Copyright Policy: TBUNEWS.COM and TBUNEWS.INFO
TBU NEWS is led by three inspiring individuals; one from Montenegro, one from United States and one from Netherlands.We are not like other mainstream commercial media, at least we try not to be. TBU NEWS will try not to speak when it does not have something to say. We will not share when we do not have something to share. TBU NEWS is about truth, objectiveness and fairness. It is about the future, to show you and to inspire you to see that there is always a different way, a better way for each one of us. Better way for humanity itself.
TBU NEWS provides independent news, info, research and analysis on matters of public interest and concern. TBU NEWS is not commercial in nature and if it does earn any profit it does it mainly from grants, donations, and by and from promoting its (online) content to large world wide audience respecting monetisation policies of advertising service’s or any other that it uses. Profit earned is used only for purposes of promoting TBU NEWS goals and objectives: truth, objectiveness and fairness mainly to invoke criticism, to inform to educate.etc TBU NEWS makes its news and research available for free to the public and world at large without requirement of subscription or product purchase.
TBU NEWS contains copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. TBU NEWS makes such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, scientific, sociological, social justice issues, etc.
TBU NEWS (The Truth Behind Us) international is an independent / non profit media, news and publishing website. TBU NEWS is organised, following and existing under positive principles of freedom of press and freedom of speech and by International laws of UN, U.S. and EU: U.S. constitution first amendment and 17 U.S. Code Section 107 also EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Article 11, Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ECHR Article 10, The European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 and UN – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 – Right to freedom of opinion and expression adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. TBU NEWS infrastructure, servers and web sites are located on a location that provide us (by the law) protection of Whistleblowers, anonymous sources, source-journalist communications and much more…. It allow us to work properly as it was meant to be: Free and Independent. TBU NEWS is a strong supporter of free press, and freedom of speech and accordingly we have decided to act that way not just speak about freedom. Due to security and privacy concerns The location and the name of our infrastructure host will not be disclosed here / publicly, It will be named just “HOST”- For more details and further questions please contact our Data Protection officer Timothy Greenspan – [email protected] (Secure Email).
U.N. International Declaration
UN – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 – Right to freedom of opinion and expression adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Act as amended, the rights granted by copyright are limited by the doctrine of fair use as codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 107, including use for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research, all of which are germane to the fair use by TBU NEWS
The fair-use factors of Section 107 weigh substantially in favor of fair use by TBU NEWS including “the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature [here, no] or is for nonprofit educational purposes” [here, yes]; the nature of the copyrighted work and the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and “the effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work” [no effect, as TBU NEWS is neither selling the work in question nor reproducing it in any tangible format or other medium by which it is either being sold by others or satisfying any end-user demand, if any, for such content.]
As regards the use of copyrighted material within the European Union. The European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society provides in its art. 5 an exhaustive list of exemptions that can be implemented by the Member States.
Amongst that list, the exemption(s) invoked must cover the reproduction and communication to the public (since the publication on the Internet implies those two acts). Generally, exemptions will be based on the purpose of the intended use. For instance, the Directive provides for an exemption to the exclusive right of reproduction and communication to the public when it is made for the sole purpose of illustration for teaching or scientific research, as long as the source, including the author’s name, is indicated, unless this turns out to be impossible and to the extent justified by the non-commercial purpose to be achieved.
Another exemption is “reproduction by the press, communication to the public or making available of published articles on current economic, political or religious topics or of broadcast works or other subject-matter of the same character, in cases where such use is not expressly reserved, and as long as the source, including the author’s name, is indicated, or use of works or other subject-matter in connection with the reporting of current events, to the extent justified by the informatory purpose and as long as the source, including the author’s name, is indicated, unless this turns out to be impossible”.
All the exceptions must comply with the three step test which imply that exemptions must only apply in certain special cases which do not conflict with a normal exploitation of the work or other subject-matter and do not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the right holder.
Email communication: Due to security and privacy concerns The name of our infrastructure host will not be disclosed here / publicly, It will be named just “Email HOST” For more details and further questions please contact our Data Protection officer Timothy Greenspan –[email protected] (Secure Email).
We have separated our platform from communications. TBU NEWS has a second server dedicated only for email communication. Server data centre is located 1000 meters under in a heavily guarded bunker which can survive a nuclear attack. Every email Message sent to us or by us will be encrypted at all times, zero access architecture, Full disk encryption and storage in secured data centers, No tracking or logging of personally identifiable information will happen. No tracking or logging of personally identifiable information.
All user data is protected by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance (DPO) which offers some of the strongest privacy protection in the world for both individuals and corporations. As our “Email host” is outside of US and EU jurisdiction, only a court order from the Cantonal Court of Geneva or the Swiss Federal Supreme Court can compel our “Email Host” to release the extremely limited user information we have.
Undisclosed location Law
TBU NEWS infrastructure, servers and web sites are located on a location that provide us (by the law) protection of Whistleblowers, anonymous sources, source-journalist communications and much more….
- Whistleblower protections:Protection for those who step forward to reveal important matters in the public interest.
- Source protection:Protection for anonymous sources who attempt to communicate to the public after a promise of confidentiality by a journalist or media organisation.
- Source-journalist communications protection:Protection for the communications between an anonymous source and a media organization and internally within a media organization prior to publication.
- Limiting prior restraint:Prior restraint is coercion of a publisher, by a government authority, or through the judicial system, to prevent publication of a specific matter.
- Protection of intermediaries (Internet service providers):Immunity for “mere conduits”, ISPs and telecommunications carriers.
- Statute of limitations on publishing liabilities:Recent rulings in Europe maintain that for Internet publications, each page view is publication afresh, regardless of how long ago the material was first released. This has resulted in the silent removal of investigative newspaper stories, including those over five years old, from the online archives of the Guardian and other major newspapers.
- Process protections:The majority of legal suits related to publishing settle before final judgment. Hence the court process itself must ensure that it is not used to suppress speech through unequal access to justice, subpoenas, or other interlocutory motions. Process protections (called anti-SLAPP laws in the US) permit a judge to declare the matter a free speech related case, at which point protections are activated to prevent such abuses.
Due to security and privacy concerns The location and the name of our infrastructure host will not be disclosed here / publicly, It will be named just “HOST” – For more details and further questions please contact our Data Protection officer Timothy Greenspan – [email protected] (Secure Email).
Use of Copyrighted Material by a 3rd Party
If you wish to use copyrighted material from any of TBU NEWS web sites for purposes that go beyond “Fair Use” as outlined above, you must obtain permission from the original copyright owner.
The absence of accurate copyright information on any image or other content on TBU NEWS does not necessarily mean that said work is original content by TBU NEWS as quite often the content we reproduce from other sources is either missing copyright information or has been incorrectly attributed.
Articles , videos, images used by TBU NEWS are going to be properly addressed, credited, linked, pointed .etc whenever such option and information is possible to do and provide.
Original content on TBU NEWS or that originates from TBU NEWS (signed) is copyrighted by TBU NEWS. You may re-use or re-distribute such content provided that:
- such use is not for commercial purposes
- such use falls under Fair Use as defined above
- you cite TBU NEWS as the source of such content and provide an active link back to the originating page on TBU NEWS web site where possible, or an active link back to our homepage (https://tbunews.com) otherwise.
Complaints regarding copyright infringement can be sent to TBU NEWS to this email address: [email protected] (Secure Email)
Updated on 11.06.2019.