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Below please find our “Reprinting Policy” for all reprinted and otherwise used ProCon.org content. We have broken down our policy into two sections: I. Reprinting Policy under “Fair Use”; and II. Reprinting Policy for Commercial (Non-“Fair Use”) Requests.
We define our content as anything on our website including but not limited to issues, sub-issues, questions, editorial comments, expertise scales, summaries, methodologies, images/maps, charts, programming code, domain names, compilation of quotes, color schemes, glossaries, all other non-quoted text, the presentation and layout of all of the aforementioned, and the look and feel of our sites.
The quoted content that appears on ProCon.org web sites remains the intellectual property of the respective quote originators. If you are interested in reprinting quoted material that appears on our sites, please direct your request to the original source of the quoted content.
I. Reprinting Policy under “Fair Use”: ProCon.org authorizes its content to be reprinted only if:
- Use of the reprinted content complies with the legal doctrine of “Fair Use” (especially for nonprofit educational purposes).
- ProCon.org is notified by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to publication of who, what, where, when, why, and how the reprinted or used content will appear.
- All content quoted from the ProCon.org sites is quoted verbatim, in context, and without being misleading.
- Online credit appears as “Reprinted with permission of ProCon.org” (with ProCon.org hyperlinked to prosandcons.org).
- Offline and printed credits follow MLA, Chicago, or APA style manual bibliographic protocols (see the following samples).
- MLA Example:
ProCon.org. “Founding Fathers on Religion in Government.” ProCon.org. 22 Feb. 2008
- Chicago Example:
ProCon.org, “Founding Fathers on Religion in Government,” ProCon.org, <https://undergod.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=70> (22 February 2008).
- APA Example:
ProCon.org. Founding Fathers on Religion in Government. ProCon.org. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from https://undergod.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=70
More examples are available on the How to Cite ProCon.org in Bibliographies and Endnotes page.
II. Reprinting Policy for Commercial (Non-“Fair Use”) Requests:
For reprinting requests that do not strictly meet (or appear to meet) all of the five conditions in section I. above, please email email@example.com prior to publication for permission, which may or may not be granted. Third parties cannot use ProCon.org content, employee statements, or anything else considered proprietary to ProCon.org in advertising, marketing, or other promotional efforts without prior written permission from ProCon.org management.
Please include the following information in any email requesting permission to use ProCon.org content (please copy each item below into your email to include with the reply):
- The specific ProCon.org text or item requested for licensing (include both a link to the requested content and a PDF of that content).
- Intended use of the reprinted material.
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- Year the business was founded and its for-profit or non-profit status.
- Date or approximate date of publication.
- Number of copies, circulation, and/or hit traffic of publication where ProCon.org content is intended.
- Show how ProCon.org would be cited.
- Amount of permission fee to be paid to ProCon.org.
- Will we receive two complimentary copies of the final printed publication?
- Indicate anything else that would also be granted to ProCon.org.
Please note that we may also ask for additional information.