This blog is a labor of love. It’s my hobby, not something super serious. That being said, here is the copyright policy, written by an actual super-awesome lawyer.
NB: For purposes of giving credit as detailed below, please use my name (Daniel Simpson) and the title of this blog (SimpsonBBQ). That’s pretty simple, right?
Written Content: I hereby grant a free, perpetual, worldwide license to copy any written content on this blog for non-commercial purposes, with the caveat that you must (1) credit me, the author (or the guest author, if applicable), and (2) provide a back link to this blog if possible. Any other copying must be “Fair Use” under 17 U.S.C. 107, et seq., or you must seek written permission from me. Try these recipes. Share this food. Change what I have done and make it your own. Have some fun, dammit.
Photos that include people: I retain all copyright to this work. You may not copy any photographs that include any people. Mainly, this is to protect my kids, who appear on this blog from time to time. Now, some random photo of a BBQ grill that includes my foot – that’s not included. By “photos that include people” I mean faces of people.
Photos that do not include people: I hereby grant a free, perpetual, worldwide license to copy any photo content (that does not include people) on this blog for non-commercial purposes, with the caveat that you must (1) credit me, the author (or the guest author, if applicable), and (2) provide a back link to this blog if possible. Any other copying must be “Fair Use” under 17 U.S.C. 107, et seq., or you must seek written permission from me. This includes all photos of food, equipment, and even my dog.
Guest Posts: Occasionally someone else will write a guest post for this blog. The guest author agrees to all of the terms of this Copyright Policy, and grants to me an irrevocable, perpetual, universal, royalty-free license to all content that he or she submits. The guest author also grants complete editorial license to me for his or her content. The guest author freely grants these things in exchange for the unbelievable notoriety associated with appearing on this venerable internet publication.
Comments: If you submit a comment, you grant an unlimited, free, perpetual, universal license to that content to me. Attribution is not required.
Deep linking policy: Feel free, by the way, to link directly to an individual post. Now, if you want to link directly to a picture, I prefer that you link to the post where the picture resides instead.
Miscellaneous Legal: I reserve the right to make changes to this copyright policy at any time, particularly if someone is abusing the license, something left for me to determine at my sole discretion. I can make these changes without notice. US Copyright Law governs everything at all times. All disputes are within the jurisdiction of US Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. I reserve the right to seek binding arbitration in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area for any dispute. If any part of this policy is found unenforceable, the remaining portions will persist. You agree to all this stuff by virtue of accessing my site. If you disagree: Leave this site immediately.
If you violate this Copyright Policy or the Disclaimer, in addition to any remedies permitted by law, you grant me an irrevocable option to purchase for the sum of $1 USD a quit claim deed to your eternal soul. This is not a joke, and I will probably exercise the option and purchase your soul if you’re a jerk. Then the federal court system will either enforce the option or rule that people have no souls. Do you want either of those things to happen?
The spirit of this policy is simple: Have fun, share content, drink beer, and eat BBQ. Don’t try to make $$$ off of my content and don’t use pictures of my kiddos.
Quesions about this policy or any DMCA issues should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org