I want to strike the appropriate balance between getting my content widely distributed while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Without My Permission
You are free to do the following without my permission:
- Link to my site or any specific article on my site.
- Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original article. See Re-posting below for more information.
- Print off my article and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization. Provided you include this copyright notice: “© [year], Keith E. Webb. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.keithwebb.com.”
- Print (not repost) fewer than 3 of my articles in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© [year], Keith E. Webb. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.keithwebb.com.”
Not Without My Permission
You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:
- Re-posting my articles on the Internet, or copying into an email, saving a PDF, posting on an electronic bulletin board, or any electronic form.
- Use this content for commercial purposes, or within a commercial product, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
- Alter, transform, or build upon this work.
I do not permit the re-posting of my articles in their entirety. This is because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. Search engines often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so we both risk getting penalized by Google.
Instead, write an introduction to why you want to share my article. Then add a quote of 200 words or less from the article, followed by a link to the original article. Finish with a paragraph sharing your own application. Here’s an excellent example.
This method allows your voice to be heard in the discussion, your readers to read my post, and for both of us to get our messages out.
(Note: thank you www.michaelhyatt.com for guidance on permissions.)