Wondering what you can do with the materials on this website? You’re free to copy and use them (yes, really!), as long as you give me credit and don’t try to make money from them, as explained below.

Does this mean that the content on this website is copyright-free and can be used for any purpose, including commercial purposes? No. It remains protected by copyright law, but not the standard type with which you may be familiar. Instead, I am using a Creative Commons license that explicitly and legally grants you wider reuse rights for purposes like education and artmaking.

As with a standard copyright, you cannot claim my work as your own, copy it without giving me credit, copyright it yourself, make a profit from it, or add one sentence (or even a bunch of stuff) and redistribute it as your own. Basically, don’t be a jerk! I believe that creators should be credited and paid fairly for their work, but that legitimate creative and educational purposes should not be stifled by restrictive copyright measures intended to prevent those acting in bad faith from being, well, plagiarizers or opportunistic jerks.

Knowledge wants to be free.

Questions? Get in touch with me.

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