I just want to establish some ground rules about my content. Asides “guest posts” written by others, I own the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted in my name. I want to strike a balance between getting my content widely distributed while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. I have written this to avoid any form of ambiguity with regards to the distribution of my work.
Without My Permission
- Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
- Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
- Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
- Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2017, Samuel Osho. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.samosho.com.”
Not Without My Permission
- Use this content in for commercial purposes, 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 posts in their entirety. This is because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. It often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so I risk getting penalized myself for granting permission.