It recently occurred to me that I’ve never given a clear, plain explanation of my feelings about sharing or copying the content on this blog. I’ve been remiss. So today I’ll explain the policy I’ll generally hold to. (This will also go up on a Page on the blog soon, so anyone can find it easily without having to dig through the archives.)
First of all, if in doubt, or if you think I might wish to make an exception in your case, ask me.
Second, feel free to link to posts on this blog, share them on social networks, etc. This is highly encouraged, though if you link to me on your blog or elsewhere I’d appreciate a trackback or other notification of the link. I’ll try to avoid breaking any of your links. And please don’t claim any of it as your work; when you link or share please give proper attribution.
Third, I do not object to personal archival copies or to the incidental electronic copies that are necessarily created by reading this blog on its web-page or on Facebook or by receiving it by email or in your blog reader, or in other similar cases that arise in the normal course of reading this blog. However, if you make personal archival copies, please do not distribute those.
But fourth, beyond such cases as those I outline above, please do not copy my work without my prior explicit permission.
If you think any of this is unreasonable, or have any other thoughts, please comment.