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Please read before going further; this will save time for you and me!
(And for long-term fans, you'll see slight changes.)
I'm always truly and humbly honored when someone wants to share one of my articles with others. So please accept my sincere gratitude and thanks if you're interested in sharing one of my articles.
Because of rampant Internet plagiarism/piracy, several years ago I stopped publishing my articles (as a whole) on our website and/or in our E-newsletter. Why? Because unscrupulous people copied and pasted my articles on their sites/newsletters, using them without permission and/or attribution. Some people even removed my name from the article and replaced it with their own!
To try to protect my work from plagiarism/piracy, all articles on our website and in our E-newsletter feature only the title and description of the article, then a link to take the reader to a PDF with plagiarism-security enabled.
The same "rule" will therefore apply when others want to share one of my articles on their website or in an E-newsletter. (This does not apply to print/hard-copy publications; see below for that information.) Thus, if you want to share one of my articles on your website and/or in your E-newsletter, see the specifics below.
Hard-Copy and Electronic Publication
New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense
GO FOR IT! No Permission is Needed:
TO USE AN ARTICLE AS A HANDOUT OR IN TRAINING MATERIALS (Printed Hard-Copy or Email Attachment):
You may make copies of any articles to use as handouts for yourself or others, for conferences, classrooms, staff trainings, or to include in your training manual (non-commercial use only; this means you cannot charge others for using my articles). You may also Email the PDF of any article to others. You do not need to request permission for this type of use, but I would appreciate your letting me know: click for the Contact form and thank you!
TO LINK TO OUR SITE OR LINK TO AN ARTICLE ON OUR SITE:
You can publish a LINK to any of our web pages on your website, social media page, in a webinar or other presentation, in a list-serve, within an E-newsletter, etc. To link to a specific article, you can copy and paste the article's title and description from our site or you can create your own introductory blurb, then create the hyperlink to that page. Please link to the URL of the article's page on our site, and not to the URL of the PDF. I often update or modify articles and then upload the revised PDF. If you link directly to the PDF, your link will no longer work after I upload the revised PDF. Let me know if you need help. You do not need to request permission for this, but I would appreciate your letting me know: click for the Contact form and thank you!
TO UPLOAD THE PDF OF AN ARTICLE TO YOUR WEBSITE:
You can upload the PDF version of any article on our website to your website, blackboard, training site, etc., so long as you use the PDF version as is, and make no changes. You can copy and paste the article's title and description from our site or you can create your own introductory blurb. You do not need to request permission for this, but I would appreciate your letting me know: click for the Contact form and thank you!
Thanks for your interest in Disability is Natural! This section contains important information; please read! In the sections below, you'll find specific information about what you can do with material from our site, without permission, and also what you need permission to do. Again, please read carefully—that will save time and energy on your part and mine!
All articles, files, artwork, and graphic images are the property of Disability is Natural (Kathie Snow, DBA BraveHeart Press), unless otherwise noted, and are protected by U.S. and International copyright, intellectual property, and/or trademark laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, display, create new works from, or exploit any of the content of this site, in whole or in part, without express written permission, except as noted in the sections below. Plagiarism and/or misuse of copyrighted/trademarked materials is a violation of U.S. and International laws and could result in legal action.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not give permission for the republication or re-use of products we sell at our Online Store (e.g., excerpts from books or designs/images of our posters, magnets, bookmarks, etc.) within newsletters, publications, presentations, web sites, and/or any other medium. Unauthorized use could violate United States and International copyright laws, “fair use,” and intellectual property laws, and could result in legal action.
WHOA! HOLD UP THERE . . . Permission is Needed:
TO REPRINT AN ARTICLE IN A PRINT/HARD-COPY PUBLICATION (newsletter, journal, annual report, etc.)
Read the next section if your newsletter/publication is hard copy and electronic.
Complete the appropriate form below (left side of the page) to request permission to reprint an article in your hard-copy newsletter or other publication (journal, annual report, etc.). In requesting permission, you agree to use the article “as is,” making no changes whatsoever. If permission is granted, I'll send you a PDF version of the article (one that doesn't have security). You can then either use the PDF to insert into your print document or you can copy and paste it into your document, reformatting it to match your publication.
TO REPRINT AN ARTICLE IN A HARD COPY AND ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER/PUBLICATION
(e.g., print publication sent as an E-newsletter and/or archived on your website):
Per the information detailed previously on this page, I do everything possible to protect my articles from plagiarism/piracy, and expect others who want to use my work to do the same. (And I hope you do everything possible to protect your work, too.) Thus, I may grant permission to reprint an article if appropriate steps are taken to protect your work and mine.
In my experience, there are different ways to distribute an electronic newsletter/publication:
I may authorize permission to use one of my articles in a publication that's hard-copy and electronic if method #2, #3, or #4 is used, but will not authorize permission if method #1 is used. I apologize for the inconvenience, but this method too easily allows others to mis-use the work of others without permission or attribution.
So if your newsletter is distributed as a hard-copy (print) and electronically, using methods #2, #3, and/or #4, please complete the form below (right side of the page).
If permission is granted, I'll send you a PDF version of the article (one that doesn't have security). You can then either use the PDF to insert into your print document or you can copy and paste it into your document, reformatting it to match your publication.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about enabling security on a PDF.
Hard Copy (Only) Publication
ENABLING SECURITY ON A PDF
The following instructions may be slightly different, depending on the version of Adobe Acrobat: