Permissions Policy

With the exception of guest posts written by others (see below), I own the content on this web site. As noted in the footer of every page, the contents are copyrighted in my name. While I am certainly interested in getting my content widely distributed, I do at the same time want to protect my intellectual property rights. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

My Permission is Not Required to…

  • Link to my site or any specific post or page on my site.
  • Re-post excerpts less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
  • Create up to 50 copies of my posts (photocopies or PDFs)  for internal distribution within your own business or organization.
  • Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2014, Scott P. Kantner. All rights reserved. Originally published at”

My Express, Written Consent is Required to…

  • Use this content in for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
  • Alter, transform, or build derivatives upon this work.

Re-posting and Translation Rights

Re-posting of my posts in their entirety is not permitted, primarily because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. Since Google’s logic is often unable to tell which site hosts the original post, I risk getting penalized myself were I to grant permission.

Translation and publication of my work in other languages is also not permitted, as I am not able to validate the quality of the translation.

Guest Posts

It is only right that guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write, and such is the case on my site. The above permission guidelines do not apply to their work. If you are interested in re-posting or publishing their content, you must contact them directly.  Be aware, however, that I cannot serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.

If you have a use for my content that was not covered above, please email me.