The (using-the-term-loosely) Intellectual Property (heretofore known as “stuff”) Policies of Tim Miles.
Have a Hay Day: (use freely)
Post links to our website’s blog, The Daily Blur. Please.
Use stuff from my blog, books, and presentations under 200 words. The honor system applies here. And please give credit where credit is due – like “Tim Miles wrote this. He’s kinda handsome. See more at thedailyblur.com.”
Copy my stuff if you are going to hand it out internally at your company, with let’s say less than 50 copies. I’m cool with that so long as again, you give credit where credit is due.
Get my permission before you:
1. Use stuff from my blog, books and presentations to make money for yourself or others. This includes selling or licensing my content in printed or digital form, yo. This means on your website, apps, billboards or pulling it behind a bi-plane.
2. Change anything I have written or produced to suit your purposes.
Put that horse back in the barn:
You may not, under any circumstances, repost my stuff in its entirety. Nor may you translate into other languages. I only speak English and little igpay atinlay and so I would lose creative control of my own stuff. That’s not good. My son is learning Mandarin, but he just started. Give him a few years to master the language before you ask, okay?
I have business partners and family members who occasionally write for my blog or other projects. They own their own stuff and you better ask permission before you use that.
I don’t get real serious very often. But my stuff is my life’s work. It’s my family’s livelihood. It’s proof to my mom that I have a real job. I need all the help I can get. I’m not the good son.
Follow these rules and we’re good. Don’t follow these rules …
… and I’ve got an Oxford-educated attorney with million dollar big lawyery words on speed dial. Think Alan Rickman with a Juris Doctor.
For more on what’s cool and what’s not, check out this post on TheDailyBlur.com.
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