Share this Official Briefing with your speech and debate friends.
Becoming a member means you are sourced with a community of competitors who expect you to stay loyal to other members. The bottom line is this: if you are not a Monument Member, you are not allowed to share logins or any Monument Member content. Your patronage allows us to increase our member benefits for all members. The following are more specific questions that arise:
Am I allowed to share member content with my debate partner?
Yes. The only exception to a non-Monument Member using content is when a debate partner (e.g. policy debate or public forum) is a member, but the other is not. If you are the Monument Member of the pair, you will be responsible for printing, assembling and sharing (with only your partner).
Am I allowed to share my login with my debate partner?
No. Sharing your login with anyone, including your debate partner, is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.
Yes. This is why we release everything in Word format, so that you are able to make edits as you see fit. However, do be aware that changing quoted evidence is a violation of debate rules. Taglines in evidence, though, are written by our authors. Modifying the Monument Member content to your liking is an acceptable (and encouraged!) use of member content. The copyright, however, does stay with Monument Publishing and does not automatically become yours to give away.
No. You may not start your own evidence research with Monument Member content. You may edit tags as you wish, but they are Monument Member content as long as it originated from your Monument Membership.
Yes. However, you must always retrieve the cases, briefs and evidence after a round, just as you would if you wrote the content yourself. If the opponent wishes to track down the sources cited in your member content, that is entirely up to them. But taking the actual pieces beyond the debate round is a violation of copyright, punishable by law.
No. The only exception to such sharing would be if the sibling was a debate partner. Then you (or your sibling) could be the owner of the login and be responsible for printing, assembling and sharing (with only your sibling/partner).
Yes. Use the free releases we launch every summer (see the full package here, accessible with login). These downloads may be used as you wish. If a coach would like to maintain memberships for everyone in his or her club/squad, that coach should look into the Professional Membership (comes with a free coach’s membership). Certain guidelines apply: see Professional Membership (coming soon).
No. All students using Monument Member content must be official members with their own logins. If a coach would like to maintain memberships for everyone in his or her club/squad, that coach should look into the Professional Membership (comes with a free coach’s membership). Certain guidelines apply: see Professional Membership (coming soon).
(Related) My mom is my coach. May I use her login?
No. However, a family of speakers and debaters may be considered a “club” and can apply for a Professional Membership. Certain guidelines apply: see Professional Membership (coming soon).
Yes. HOWEVER, these releases are available to owners on August 31 at MonumentPublishing.com, not as a Monument Member. Refer to the first chapter of your sourcebook for instructions.
No. Monument Member releases have a much stricter use policy than our publications. This page outlines the permissions for Monument Members; the inside cover of your books explain the permissions for Monument Publishing resources.
Yes. Our download system logs the IP address of every download. If abused, an automatic restriction on the number of times you may download may take place. Contact us if you feel a restriction was unfairly placed on your account.
No. We very much appreciate your earnest desire to honor the copyright of Monument Publishing. We’ll work with you (with delight!) to set you up with a proper Monument Membership. Contact us.