Except where otherwise declared, my own intellectual property posted on this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license.
Reproduction of any part of this blog obligates the reproducing party to the terms of the license.
While I’m tolerant of derivatives, I reserve the right to forbid derivative works especially where it involves reproducing segments of this blog to take my commentary out of context or where otherwise suspicion of intention to misrepresent is reasonable. Such mendacious uses of my intellectual property are considered “Derivative” in the context of the licensing.
Note: General Copyright Law where fair use provisions exist arguably provide this protection where concerns for the marketability or damage to the original property are dealt with; a deceptive critique of a book, using extensive misquotes could arguably stopped in many jurisdictions. I say this to point out that I am not claiming any additional intellectual property rights that exist outside of what is generally considered copyright; even with the no-derivatives clause, the licensing is more relaxed than copyright law (which becomes ever the more restrictive).
The use of another’s intellectual property on this blog is intended to fall within either the terms of the relevant licensing, or “fair use for the purpose of criticism” clauses of Copyright law, or within the terms of any use with permission.
Contact made in good faith, either by way of comments or by email, will be generally treated with privacy; IP addresses and email addresses submitted by either process will not be reproduced publicly or passed on to another private party with the exception of the reasonable exception of malice or unlawful risk to the livelihood of author of this blog. In such cases, I reserve the right to publicly reproduce threatening or abusive email, and to publicly reproduce or distribute details such as the IP addresses of abusive discussion participants (for the purpose of others identifying and/or blocking offenders on their sites).
If you send me an abusive email, or post an abusive comment, you are agreeing to these terms. By sending such mail, or making such commentary, you also agree to abandon all non-legislated privacy clauses you may invoke in such correspondence.
Furthermore, correspondence that falls in my hands that does not involve me as a direct participant and where not already in the public arena or otherwise newsworthy, will not be reproduced. The exception to this is if it involves my person, and in a malicious way. I have an example of such malicious correspondence as an unfortunate example which I will post in due course.
It is a pity that I should even have to ponder this kind of behavior, but such is the Internet’s capacity to facilitate the less wholesome practices of the vindictive through to the psychopathic.