Permissions Policy

Permissions Policy

If you’re curious about what you can and can’t republish from my site, here’s my policy. As you can guess, I’m glad you want to repost my content. At the same time, I want to protect my intellectual property. In order to strike the balance between those two, I trust you’ll respect the following guidelines.

When You Don’t Need My Permission

You’re free to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
  • Extract and re-post up to 300 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: “© Bruce D. Johnson. All rights reserved. Originally published at”

When You Need My Permission

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

  • 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.

Re-posting and Translation Rights

I do not permit the re-posting of my posts in their entirety. This right can only be given by me personally. Feel free to email me at [email protected]

In addition, I don’t 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

Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write. 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. I cannot serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.

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

Note: Thanks to Michael Hyatt for freely providing the basics of this policy