Unless referenced otherwise, all material on this site is the intellectual property of Dan Malleck. You are welcome to quote, directly or indirectly, this material, so long as it is referenced properly and credited accordingly. If I find out that you’ve used my stuff without properly citing, I will do what I can to rectify that situation.
If you are a student and wish to use some of these musings in essays or other reports, please make sure that you reference the site properly. I catch far too many of my own students not referencing, and I make sure that they are punished appropriately.
There is no shame in borrowing the ideas of others to inform your own perspective. That is what scholarship is all about: the ongoing sharing and scrutinizing of information.
But there is considerable shame in stealing other people’s ideas and using them as if they were your own. There is also much shame in distorting other people’s ideas, so make sure you quote correctly or, if you paraphrase, properly represent their ideas.
Citing is easy and it is fair.
In this supercharged hyperbolic and histrionic mass media culture, let’s calm down and listen respectfully to each other. It’s the only way to learn.