Terms of Service and Conditions of Use
The Federation News Service is a community-oriented website that provides a repository of Star Trek-themed content. We encourage members of the role playing, simming, and fan fiction community to submit content generated from their own role playing games or stories, and use content from our site in their games and works, in accordance with the conditions below.
Star Trek™ and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. No copyright infringement is intended with this site.
The Federation News Service is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made website intended for recreational use.
Editing of Submitted Content
The FNS reserves the right to edit all submitted content for clarity and style.
The FNS editorial board will review all submitted content and will have final approval over whether submitted content is published. Content that does not meet quality or content guidelines may be rejected.
Licensing – IMPORTANT!
All content submitted to the FNS is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.
Please click through the link for the very easy-to-read explanation of this license.
In short, by submitting work to the FNS, you allow it to be used in perpetuity on this site, and by others as long as they credit the FNS. The terms of the license do not allow others to pass off the work as their own, but it does allow them to “remix, transform, and build upon the material” as long as they agree to share derivative content in the same way.
You should not submit content to the FNS that you’re uncomfortable with others using in their own games or works.