Before you register. Read your rights as a writer or reader!
What are my rights as a reader?
You have the right to stay 100% anonymous in your reading.
1stAmender.com is not responsible for ANY user posts / links / etc. The reader may assume that the writer of the article is solely responsible for the content that is displayed.
It is your right to decide whether something is a reportable offense. The moderators are the people.
It is your responsibility to report "victim-based" crime. (A person using drugs is a non-victim based crime. Advocacy of child pornography is a victim-based crime.)
It is your responsibility to assume writers stay on topic in their content. (e.g. an article featuring NSFW material must be about that NSFW material)
It is your responsibility to ensure that rumors are clearly stated as a rumor as the article 'type'.
It is your responsibility to ensure that opinions are clearly stated as an opinion as the article 'type'.
It is your responsibility to report plagiarism.
No account is needed to report, rate, or read articles.
It is your responsibility to ensure that articles are content-rich and not spam (e.g. irrelevant and/or inappropriate messages not suitable as a news article)
If you choose to donate to a writer's article, you assume loss of anonymity due to third party accounts through PayPal
What are my rights as a writer?
You can write with anonymity in mind. 1stAmender.com will protect your identity.
You cannot post content that advocates a victim-based crime. (e.g. child pornography, murder, theft. However reporting on these subjects is okay. You just cannot condone crimes with a victim.)
Advocacy of child pornography.
Advocacy of murder
Advocacy of harming people
Anything that can advocate the physical harm of a person.
Items subject to copyright / patent claims.
Content that is clearly spam. (e.g. irrelevant and/or inappropriate messages not suitable as a news article)
You Can Post:
NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content provided there is no victim
Racism, provided it does not advocate physical harm of others.
Hateful speech. Provided it does not advocate with the intent of physical harm of an organization/person.
Anti-copyright / anti-patent advocating.
General news / subjects outside of the status quo, provided it does not physically harm anyone.
An article ABOUT child pornography, murder, harming of people, physical harm of people, however cannot advocate that behavior.
1stAmender.com is not responsible for ANY user posts / links / etc. A writer may assume that they take on all responsibility for any content posted.
Anonymity is key as a writer. You may reveal yourself at your own discretion in your own articles for credit.
A writer may post rumors as long as it is clearly stated as a rumor as the 'type' of article.
A writer may post opinions provided it is clearly stated as an opinion as the 'type' of article.
You cannot plagiarize. 1stAmender.com is a site that condones free individual thought. You must post sources if you are to quote someone.
When you accept donations, you assume responsibility of paying individual taxes/regulations. You also assume responsibility that your anonymity is lost when you accept funds.
A writer's articles are subject to removal if they break these rules. 1stAmender.com will protect your rights to freedom of speech. Hateful or not, provided you do not write articles condoning crimes containing a victim.