Permissions Policy

Except for “guest posts” written by others (click here to learn more about guest posting), I own the content on this web site. It is copyrighted in my name.

Naturally, I am interested in both spreading the word and protecting my own intellectual property rights. So here are my “rules” for what you can do with and without my permission.


You are free (and encouraged) to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
  • Extract and re-post up to 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
  • Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
  • Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2012, Matt McWilliams. All rights reserved. Originally published at”


You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:

  • Use any content on this site in for commercial purposes, such as selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.


You may not re-post any of my posts in their entirety. Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content so by doing so, you are hurting my site.

In addition, I don’t allow the translation and publication of my work to other languages. Odds are that it will not be an exact translation.


Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they’ve written. The above permission guidelines are not applicable to their work. If you are interested in re-posting or publishing their content, please contact them directly. Usually there will be a link to their site in the guest post. You can guest post too.

If you have some use for my content that is not covered here, please contact me.