- it entertains your visitors
- it attracts traffic from search engines
- it earns income from ad views
- it attracts links
How would you handle these types of requests?
A ) someone wants to republish on their website
B ) someone wants to republish it in an email newsletter
C ) someone wants to republish in a printed newsletter
D ) someone wants to republish in a book that will be sold
The people who ask this permission hope to use your content for free. Some of them are sharks and know that they are going to make easy income off of your investment. Others have no idea that their request will deprive you of income - they think you are a selfish rat for denying them.
There can be positive sides to these republications. It can introduce your content to many people and they might visit your website to see what else you have. At the same time it could call "open season" on your content and lots of people, with and without permission, will start grabbing and republishing - because someone else did it.
I have a short fuse decision to make on this... any thoughts or experience that you can share will be appreciated.
Edited by Respree, 12 March 2008 - 04:40 PM.