Curation Policy

At FuelUpShapeUp, we place a high priority on providing the highest quality content for our readers – content that is entertaining, enlightening, and/or educational.

Towards that goal we often “curate” or “excerpt” content from respected sources on the web.

The Internet was founded on the concept of linking and sharing. Today’s Social networks reflect the most intense, most extensive sharing and linking and syndication activities in the history of the Internet.

Curation is a vital component; searching for and identifying high quality, well-written, and highly relevant material from all quarters of the Internet for our readers to enjoy and, often, share.

When we select content from your site, we are giving it our highest accolade; in effect, giving it our vote of approval as being of the standard we want to deliver to our readers.

Therefore, without exception, whenever we excerpt your content we give it our highest and strongest endorsement and recommendation, we only excerpt and do not supplicate, we always provide a direct link back to your source content and we urge our readers to follow that link and to view your content on your website.

Our curation of your outstanding content therefore benefits our readers and yourself; our readers are introduced to material that is of exceptional quality and they learn of your site and immediately associate your site with high quality content. And, you receive new visitors to be exposed to your content in the format you have chosen on your site; visitors who might otherwise have remained unaware of the very existence of your site.

Again, our curation is our highest endorsement of your site and contents and serves our readers and you site well.

However, if you prefer that we do not curate content from your web site, this is easily accomplished; simply contact us, and request that your material be removed.

We will always comply and quickly comply with your take-down request, and add your site to a list of sites that we must be careful never to curate content from, henceforth.

We are delighted to state that the majority of content publishers and web site managers are happy to receive the additional exposure and readership for their content that is derived from our curation practices.

Most online publishers recognize the value of having their articles and posts and stories:

* selectively quoted
* intelligently commented on
* debated, sometimes heatedly
* discussed, often in free-ranging debates
* linked to
* exposed to new, appreciative readers

Social sharing of quality content substantially extends the reach of that material, boosting traffic levels and ultimately boosting the profits of the original publisher’s website in for-profit environments.

When we make the decision to curate your content it is with the intention of informing, entertaining, educating and enlightening our visitors, and at the same time we point them explicitly towards the original source of the material.

We want and actively encourage our readers to discover, appreciate and visit your content, and explore your website. It is our hope and expectation that you will be pleased that we quoted or referenced your outstanding content.

We are aware that “Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions associated with online content are still evolving and forming.

Because it is still evolving, we believe we adhere to higher standards; we want you to recognize the benefits for your site and to be delighted to be excerpted on, and to be direct-linked from our site.

If you are not — simply let us know. We will take immediate action to correct the situation.

Our Policy for Curating OUR content

We curate your content in precisely the same way that we hope and expect others will choose to curate our content.

If you like any material on our site, please feel free to curate and excerpt it as comprehensively as you want. In return we ask that you please give us clear credit where appropriate, that you link back to the source page or post on our site, and that you encourage interested readers to visit our site.

Curate any of, and as much of, our content as you think your readers will appreciate. Simply give credit, include a link, and urge visitors to explore.

Everyone benefits, and this is the essence of social sharing and the essence of the modern Internet. It is what we strive to do.

From time to time we also publish content generated by our readers. We ask that our web site users also adhere to these curation guidelines, but realistically we are unable to thoroughly monitor every submission.


Standards for sharing, for curation and for excerpting online continue to evolve and to be developed anew.

We fully recognize that our standards and yours may not be aligned.

To make our position as clear as possible — we will bend over backwards to be aligned with your preferences as we provide excellent content to our readers. We want this to be win/win for our readers and for you, and we will make all efforts to cause this to be a reality.

If you prefer that we provide more links, and provide more credit, we will gladly comply. If you prefer that we excerpt proportionately less of a story than we do currently, let us know and we will comply.

We will respond quickly to any issues you raise.

Please use our “contact us” form if you have any questions about the policies outlined on this page.

DMCA – Canadian Policy In Line With The Copyright Modernization Act

IMNikJackson respects the intellectual property of others.

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site, you may follow the procedures set out in Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act, which came into effect in 2012.

This Act directs regulators to institute the “notice and notice” system of copyright infringement notification. With regard to ISPs, the system works as follows:

You, as the claiming Copyright holder, sends notice of infringement to our ISP;

ISP must forward the notice to IMNikJackson “as soon as feasible”;

ISP must inform the claiming Copyright holder that it was forwarded or why it is not possible;

ISP must retain record of the notice for either six months or a year (if the claiming Copyright holder files a legal claim).

The Copyright Act lists the specific information that must be included in a notice for the ISP to comply with the Notice and Notice regime. Notices must:

* state the claimant’s name and address;

* identify the copyright material that is alleged to have been infringed and the claimant’s interest or right with respect to that material;

* specify the location data (e.g. the web address or Internet address associated with the alleged infringement);

* specify the infringement that is alleged; and

* specify the date and time of the alleged infringement.

 Unlike the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) protocol, no content takedown is required until after the successful conclusion of a lawsuit conducted by the claiming Copyright holder during which the court determines that a copyright infringement has in fact occurred.

 Further information: on December 13, 2018, the Government of Canada approved amendments to the Copyright Act that restrict the content of notices sent under the “Notice-and-Notice” regime.

Notices of claimed infringement shall not contain: (a) an offer to settle the claimed infringement; (b) a request or demand, made in relation to the claimed infringement, for payment or for personal information; or (c) a reference, including by way of hyperlink, to such an offer, request or demand.

A non-compliant notice does not trigger the obligation of the internet service provider or host to pass the notice on to the alleged infringer and to otherwise preserve that person’s identity for subsequent enforcement proceedings.