© 2016 Jan Lassen and The Big and the Small Things.

 I could go to all the trouble of putting in what Creative Commons license I like but you know what?  It wouldn’t count for shit to the sort of scumbags who steal content.  So instead, here’s what I think of the various ways you might re-post my material somewhere else.

The Preferred Option for written posts

Linking.  Just something that lets people know you like what I do.  Whether it’s in your

blogroll or in a post, provide a link and you’re my pal.  If you like, include a short excerpt that shows why you like what I wrote.  Best of all is if you add to what I wrote – respond with your own thoughts on the topic.  Expand the conversation.  I like that.

The Lame Option for written posts

Reprinting an entire post and linking back here.   You can do this if you want but honestly, I think this is kinda lame.  People should come here to read the entire post.

The Illegal Option for written posts

Taking entire posts (or significant portions of posts) and providing no credit back here is bullshit.  Fuck you.  Seriously.  Just fuck you.  This is straight up stealing.  If you do this for your own commercial gain (i.e. on a site that is selling something even if it’s just advertising) you’d better believe I’m coming after you.

The Preferred Option for videos

By all means put the videos on other sites.  Either copy the YouTube code to embed it or link to the YouTube URL or the blog post URL.  And add whatever commentary you like.

The Illegal Option for videos

Downloading my videos and/or trying to blank out any identifying marks is bullshit.  Fuck you.

Rights I most certainly do not grant

NOBODY has the right to re-publish any of my material in any medium for commercial gain without my express written permission. e.g. You can’t release any of my videos on a DVD.  You can’t republish my posts in a newspaper, magazine or book.

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