Permissions Policy

With the help of this permissions policy I hope to strike the appropriate balance between getting my content widely distributed while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. Thank you for your cooperation.

I own the content on this website. It is copyrighted in my name. All new content published to this website receives a blockchain certificate via WordProof as a mean of digital copyright protection.

The only exceptions to this ownership claim are content produced by others in “guest posts” (more below) and in comments left by visitors in comment sections of posts.

Without My Permission

You are free to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
  • Extract and repost fewer than 100 words of publicly available content to any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
  • Print my publicly available content and produce up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
  • Print my publicly available content in any non-commercial publication (e.g. company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© [current year], Andrew Ledwith. All rights reserved. Originally published at”

Not Without My Permission

You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:

  • Use any content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
  • Extract or repost any password-protected content, including content intended specifically for members of my Patreon.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Reposting and Translation Rights

I do not permit the reposting of my posts in their entirety. This is because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. Google’s algorithm often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so I would risk getting penalized myself for granting this permission.

I do not allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages. I simply don’t have the resources to validate the quality of the work.

Guest Posts

I refer to any original post published on this website that was created by someone other than myself as a “guest post.” Such posts will be clearly marked. Authors of guest posts will retain the copyright to the posts they write. The above permission guidelines do not apply to their work. If you are interested in reposting or publishing their content, you must contact them directly. I cannot serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.

If you have some use for my content that is not covered here, please contact me.

Creative Commons License

This permissions policy is an adaptation of the corresponding policy originally created by Michael Hyatt (found here).