Please note that all original content, as opposed to links to other news stories or sites, is Copyright © 2014 Thomas Whitley. All Rights Reserved.

To be clear, “content” includes that which I create on this website, on my twitter stream, and on other social networking sites, including, but not limited to, blog posts, pictures, icons, status updates, and tweets.  This content is considered “intellectual property” and should be treated as such.

I fully support Fair Use, and generally have no problem with others, for instance, using my photographs, re-publishing posts, or re-tweeting tweets, but doing so without express permission by the creator is forbidden. In other words, you must receive permission from me first and, if permission is granted, credit me appropriately.

Nothing in the above statement is to diminish the protections afforded under existing copyright laws, both in the US and internationally, but rather to provide specific guidance.

I reserve the right to modify this copyright notification at any time.