Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Groundrules on Fair Use

I am a strong believer in the free flow of information. That's the basis of this blog. I link and copy and translate things that are available online and I share them, but to the best of my ability I also try to link back to originals and give my sources. When things I translate spread online, I am grateful for this, but I always ask that the original is linked as I am also grateful when my blog is linked as the source as well.

However, if you are considering using material I translate here in print media, please contact me first. There are a number of reasons for this-- first and foremost, I want to be able to go back over my translation to make sure it is completely accurate and to iron out some of my stylistic idiosyncrasies. When a translation I make is presented as semi-authoritative, this is even more urgent.

Again, I am always pleased when my work here can be helpful for the Church, that's the whole point of this labor of love, but I want to make sure that it is used in as accurate and responsible a way as possible.



For context, compare pages 4 and 5 of this and this to this. I'm glad that they at least read it over to catch my typos, though.

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