Publishing and Reproduction Requests
The content and materials on the Businessballs website are not to be sold or published in any form (other than the use of short extracts for review purposes) including reproduction of any Businessballs materials on other websites or intra/extranets, blogs, in books for sale, magazines and newspapers, newsletters and e-newsletters, advertising or other ‘distributed’ media.
N.B. These terms extend to the use of materials on the Quizballs.com website.
Certain usage for dissertations and essays does not require specific permission, subject to the attribution requirements and restrictions above including consideration for protected IP owned by other people (3rd parties).
For newsletters, websites, magazines, books, etc., under certain circumstances publishing of extracts (200-500 words) can be agreed, according to submission and approval of the criteria listed below. In such cases the extract must be shown with a strongly visible link to the full source material URL on the Businessballs website, and carry a suitable attribution statement, and a link to the Businessballs website itself.
Publication approval also requires the requesting author/publisher to indemnify (protect) Businessballs against any liabilities arising from the author/publisher’s use of the material.
If in doubt please ask.
Also if necessary seek local qualified legal advice about your usage.
Due to the volume of enquires I cannot approve publishing requests that do not include the details below concisely and clearly presented. Publishing requests whose main purpose is revenue or profit generation are rarely approved. Publishing requests whose main purpose is education tend to be more successful, especially if restricted to extracts.
If you have a publishing request please contact us with the following details:
- Clear and full detail(s) and sample of the material/extract you seek to use – ideally attach the extract as a doc or pdf file, or include the extract within the body of your email.
- Details of your publication and example/draft to show style and context of your proposed usage.
- The purpose(s) of your work/publication – for you/your organization/your audience – as applicable.
- Details of writer/author/publisher/organization and ownership, as applicable for your work/publication.
- Your media format(s) (e.g., printed publication, DVD, internet website, intranet website, etc) – NOTE: the usage ‘electronic rights’ or any similarly open-ended description of format/distribution is not acceptable – reproduction formats must be specifically described.
- Your circulation/distribution/readership/audience – description and scale.
- Your pricing and other commercial/financial details.
- Your proposed referencing and linking to the Businessballs website and related content, including statement of attribution, copyright, disclaimer, and position of this in relation to material in question within your own work/publication.
- Indemnification (protection) of content owner(s) against any liabilities arising from your use of the material.
- Any other relevant details (for example see the N.B. points below).
Permission is often given to publish dissertations, educational and teaching projects, but is generally not given for projects which primarily seek to exploit the material for profit or promotional purposes.
a) If your proposed publication or reproduction concerns content or a diagram based on a 3rd party concept (for example, Maslow, Kolb, Johari, etc) then it is your responsibility to decide whether your particular usage requires permission or licence from the concept owner and I accept no liabilities arising from any usage in this regard. It is also very difficult for me to advise about such matters given the complexities involved.
b) It is not within my rights to grant permission for the commercial publishing/exploitation of 3rd party concepts (for example, Maslow, Kolb, Johari, Myers-Briggs®, etc). Normally publishers expect authors to indemnify (protect) the publisher from liabilities arising from the use of the published work. I can agree to no such indemnification on your behalf.