Every page on PainScience.com is my intellectual property, and I make a living from it. Unauthorized reproduction of complete articles is not cool. Please don’t do that. Unfortunately, there are almost no circumstances in which I will authorize it — my content is too valuable to me right where it is.
However, you are welcome to publish excerpts on your blog or website. But please …
- Please limit the size of excerpts to about 500 words, or 20% of the article, whichever is smaller.
- Please give me credit. Make sure that my name, Paul Ingraham, and PainScience.com are plainly displayed with the article, and please include a link to the original article. No link, no permission!
- Please tell me. Let me know by email that you’re using my articles, and tell me what it is about the information I publish that you find most useful.
Feel free to publish translations of my articles without explicit permission — you don’t need to ask — as long as you stay within these guidelines:
- Please make it clear that it’s a translation of an original article. Use both my name and PainScience.com in the introduction, and provide a prominent link to the original article (at the top of the page, please).
- Please also make it clear to your readers that the original may be more current (because I erratically but regularly update most articles).
- Please let me know about it when it’s ready.
Naturally, I reserve the right to revoke permission to publish the translation if in my opinion these terms aren’t respected, or for any other reason.
Sharing or “loaning” books
Some pages are more valuable than others. I sell several books (aka tutorials) on this website, about topics like muscle strains, neck pain, and shin splints. I encourage my customers to share these with friends and family — I have a very liberal lending policy.
But there are limits! In particular, I prefer that health care professionals — even professionals who have bought all my books — not share them with patients — because that’s just opening the floodgates. Be considerate, and recommend them for purchase. If you have a patient who is poor and desperate, please encourage them to contact me and ask for a free copy.