I own the contents of this blog with the exception of posts written by someone else (guest posts), which I discuss below. Please note that all my posts are copyrighted in my or my company’s name. While I would like my work to be as useful and widely distributed as possible, I also want to protect my intellectual property rights. I am most appreciative of your cooperation.
Without My Permission
You may do the following without my permission:
Link to my blog or any specific post on it.
Extract and re-post 200 words or less on another site, provided you link back to my original post and the site. I reserve the right to require that said re-post be removed if, in my sole opinion, the site on which it is re-posted reflects negatively on me or my company.
Reproduce my posts, including the copyright and disclosures notices, as a pdf or photocopy for internal distribution to up to fifty people in 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: “© 2012, The Bemel Company, Inc. or Kevin S. Bemel. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.bemel.com and any disclosure notices.
Not Without My Permission
You may not do the following without my express written consent:
Use my blog posts for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of them.
Alter, transform, or build upon my blog posts.
Re-posting and Translation
You may not re-post any of my posts in their entirety, in part because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. Often, it cannot tell which site hosts the original. If I give you permission to re-post I risk harming myself.
I do not have the ability or resources to determine the quality of a translation so I do not allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages.
Guest bloggers own the copyright of the posts they write, so this permission policy does not apply to their work. You must contact them directly if you want to re-post or publish their work. I will not serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.
If you have some use for my content that is not covered here, please email me.