Copyright Policy and Citation Instructions for QualifiedMortgage.org

Thank you for your interest in our website. This page describes our copyright policy and provides some helpful tips on quoting and/or citing articles appropriately.

In summary:

  • Please Do: You may link to this website any way you wish. You may also quote / copy a small portion of an article, to accompany the link. See the example provided below.
  • Please Don’t: We ask that you refrain from copying and pasting entire articles from our website, or large portions of articles. This violates our copyright policy.

General Copyright Policy
Unless otherwise noted, all articles and blog posts on this website are copyrighted by Brandon Cornett, the publisher of QualifiedMortgage.org. All rights are reserved. The articles, tutorials, and news stories found on this website may not be copied or republished in their entirety without written permission from the publisher. However, you are welcome to copy / quote small portions of our articles, as shown below.

How to Cite or Quote an Article
If you find this website helpful, we encourage you to share it on your own blog or website. But there is a right and a wrong way to go about this. As mentioned above, we prohibit the duplication and republishing of articles in their entirety. But you are more than welcome to copy and paste a small portion (2 – 3 sentences) of an article to serve as a quote on your own website. In legal terms, this is referred to as fair use.


Example of a proper quote / citation:

According to QualifiedMortgage.org: “the qualified mortgage rule, as defined by CFPB, is designed to create safer loans by prohibiting or limiting certain high-risk products and features.” –Source


Why We Take Copyright Infringement Seriously

We work hard to create high-quality and original website content. This is a key component of our business model and our entire purpose for publishing this website. When other sites duplicate our content (entire pages), they undermine our business model. This can have a negative impact on our bottom line, among other things. So we take plagiarism and copyright infringement seriously.

We encourage you to copy small portions of content (2 – 3 sentences) as needed to support a citation, quote or link. But we do not allow the large-scale copying of entire pages, or large sections of pages (multiple paragraphs). This is a standard practice among internet publishers.

If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us.