Terms

Media professionals — use of material

Required citation
“From [domain name]; a free public service provided by Verne Robinson”
All use of material from matthewhenson.com, matthewhenson.org, pearyhenson.org, nothpole1909.com, drfrederickcook.com, polarcontroversy.com must credit the source in an unmistakable fashion. It is “From [domain name]; a free public service provided by Verne Robinson” or similar wording.
Un-credited use is a copyright violation and plagiarism.
For serious projects (media professionals only)
Send your inquiry or request on company stationary. Email contact must convince me you’re not another flake trying to mooch free services. I want to do everything to help serious enterprises. I have assisted many authors, book publishers, TV & film producers, etc.

General Copyright Considerations

The matthewhenson.com site is a free educational service provided by Verne Robinson. I try to conserve resources for important projects. Any use of matthewhenson.com content material must credit the source in an unmistakable fashion. It is “From matthewhenson.org; a free educational service provided by Verne Robinson” or some variation thereof. Uncredited use is plagiarism.

To discuss permitted use (text and images) send an email to verne@matthewhenson.org. Please include: your full name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, etc. I ignore email lacking contact information or ones sent from AOL, MSN, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.

Basic copyright rules

All material is created, edited, and owned exclusively by me, Verne Robinson. Certain pages are additionally copyright protected by other authors. Everything on this site is protected under international laws of copyright. If you do not understand this please consult an attorney. Our website Images may not be used for commercial purposes or posted on other websites that display advertising.

Research materials – primary sources

Yes, I have all the original books, newspaper articles, etc. My personal collection fills a closet.

Reasons not to contact me

No script, no assistance
I have no interest in what you claim in email you are going to do in the future. If you haven’t written anything to share -do not expect my assistance. Don’t waste my time with the excuse that your work would be “copyright” and too valuable to share, etc. I give away hundreds of pages of text and photos on the Internet. You have either written something or you haven’t; you need to do your work as a professional and not behave like a college student rushing to write a term paper the day before it is due.

I will not help you if:
• You have a “tight schedule”, or a “rush deadline.” In other words you failed to plan and expect others to share your stress.
• Do not yet have text that you can forward to me. No script, no assistance.
• Are not willing to allow editorial review before publication of your so-called “facts.”
• Will not agree in writing to provide copies of the finished work to me.
• Your email is from Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. [Email address not from a professional media domain]
• You expect me to work for your employee(s) (who generally thinks of me as an employee).

No content useage via framesets

My websites have been used in framesets where the person claimed it was their work. This is a vile form of plagiarism. Using entire webpages simply by calling the URL into a frameset is universally despised.

Content from matthewhenson.com may not be used on other websites, in books, research papers, video, or CD-ROM presentations that you claim to be your own work. All uses must be approved, and at all times carry the actual source URL and source credit.

The matthewhenson.com site is a free educational service. We do not allow excessive amounts of matthewhenson.com material in frameset windows. One page would probably be OK as long as the source is credited and that site does not have any banner ads or any commercial nature. Providing links to this site are fine. (Linking is the basis of the Internet)

Do not open matthewhenson.com on your site surrounded by your framesets. This gives the impression that it is your site material. Instead, you may specify (in the HTML coding) “open in new” so that a “pop up” window shows the material. But if you code the link to “open in self, open in main, etc.” then you are literally importing our URL to your site and presenting it inside of your frames. This will only be tolerated under fair use (small amounts of material) if it is for bona fide educational, not commercial, use. NO BANNERS ADS may be displayed with any of our material.

Any use of matthewhenson.com content material must credit the source in an unmistakable fashion.
It is “From matthewhenson.org; a free educational service provided by VerneRobinson” or some variation thereof.