Copyright Information on My How-To Articles
Over the last several years I have circulated a series of how-to articles on
the Internet. These include:
I wrote these articles because the world is full of practical social skills.
Nobody is born with these skills, they are rarely taught, and unequal access
to them is an unnecessary force for inequality. Even though I own the
copyright to each of these articles, you are more than welcome to republish
them. I only ask the following:
If you would like to use any of the articles in another way beyond the options
I have mentioned, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about it.
- You can create hyperlinks to them for any purpose without asking
permission, but please do not make your own Web pages out of the text.
- You can circulate them electronically for any noncommercial purpose, so
long as you acknowledge my copyright.
- You can print copies on a nonprofit basis for the students in any school,
university, or training class.
- You can also reprint them in any print publication, provided that you:
(a) inform me in advance so I'm not surprised, (b) credit me as the author,
(c) acknowledge my copyright (a simple "copyright 2001 by Philip E. Agre"
will suffice), (d) reprint each article in its entirety, verbatim, without
any additions, deletions, and modifications, and (e) send me one copy of
the publication at the address listed on my home page. I would also ask that
you mention the URL of my home page <http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/>,
but this is not required.
The following articles are not included in the above conditions:
Thanks very much.
- Building an Internet culture.
The copyright to this article is owned by Elsevier, which published it
in its journal Telematics and Informatics.
- Designing genres for new media. The
copyright to this article is owned by Sage, which published a version
of it in Steve Jones, ed, CyberSociety 2.0: Revisiting CMC and Community,
Sage, 1998. An earlier version appeared in The Network Observer 2(7) and
- Networking on the network, which has gotten
so long that I haven't decided what to do about publishing it.