We can’t help but want to present the performing arts community in the best light possible, and this has led to some editorial policies that will be applied to any content that is uploaded to our site.
These policies are in place because we want to put the performing art’s best foot forward, and share with audiences what artists already know—that the performing arts is an experience like no other. The nature of art is such that every artist will have a different idea of how they want to present themselves, their art, and their ideas.
Our Editorial Policy reflects the high standard of quality to which we hold ourselves. It helps us ensure that BeMused, as a digital commons, is a place that people enjoy participating in.
We want to make sure every artist, event and venue profile looks enticing and engaging. It’s in the interest of our users as well as BeMused Network to maintain a high level of content quality.
Things We Do
In order to create a consistent experience on BeMused Network for our users, all content is subject to editorial review and may be updated or revised by either the user or BeMused Network. We may promote user content on our site and on other outlets with an audience interested in our content. Events that are listed on our site also have to be appropriate for a general audience.
We create our own content to enhance the experience of using our site and to promote select events, artists and venues. Unless otherwise stated, the content we create is owned and copyrighted by BeMused, and licensed only for use by BeMused Network. Users have the option of purchasing these licenses from BeMused.
Things You Shouldn’t Do
Threats and Harassment
Don’t use BeMused Network to harass other users or threaten them with violence. Don’t use BeMused to promote abuse, bullying and hate.
Exploitative or Sexually Explicit Content
Don’t use BeMused Network to post or share exploitative or sexually explicit content.
While we recognize the freedom of expression, we reserve the right to take down hateful slurs.
Don’t spam. Don’t mislead others about what you’ve posted, for example, through deceptive tags or links. Don’t embed malicious code in your posts (there is a special place in hell for those who do). BeMused is not a place for you to generate revenue or traffic by deceptive means, or create posts primarily for affiliate marketing, so don’t do it.
Mass Registration and Automation
Don’t register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or programmatically.
Copyright and Trademark Infringement
Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. Don’t use someone else’s copyrighted or trademarked work unless authorized to do so (either expressly or by legal exceptions such as fair use). We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement according to our Terms of Service and the copyright laws of Canada.
Don’t impersonate someone else in a deceptive way. It’s fine to parody, but make your intentions clear.
Don’t use BeMused Network to fish for personal information in deceptive ways. Don't post content that violates others’ privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information (e.g., credit card numbers, any government identification numbers, or non-public contact information).
Phishing and Other Frauds
Don’t use BeMused Network to engage in phishing or fraud.
If You Break the Rules
If you violate these policies, you may receive an e-mail from us. If you don’t provide an adequate explanation and/or take action to resolve the problem, your account may be suspended and your IP address blocked. We try to act fairly at all times, but to protect our services, users and community, we reserve the right to remove content or suspend accounts or remove content without notice for any reason. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies at our sole discretion, and these policies don't create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.
We also reserve the right to change these rules any time. If you have any questions or concerns (e.g., if you want to know if an action is against our policies), please feel free to contact us.