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.
READ CAREFULLY. By viewing any portion of this website you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising from any and all NON-NEGOTIATED agreements, licenses, terms-of-service, shrinkwrap, clickwrap, browsewrap, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and acceptable use policies (”BOGUS AGREEMENTS”) that I have entered into with your employer, its partners, licensors, agents and assigns, in perpetuity, without prejudice to my ongoing rights and privileges. You further represent that you have the authority to release me from any BOGUS AGREEMENTS on behalf of your employer. (thanks to reasonableagreement.org)