About "Copyrights & Permissions for MonumentMembers.com"
If you are not a Monument Member, you are not allowed to use Monument Member content. Your patronage allows us to increase our member benefits for all members. The following specifics apply:
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.
Am I allowed to change the content of the member downloads?
Yes. 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.
If I change the taglines in the evidence, may I claim the evidence my own?
No. You may edit tags as you wish, but they are Monument Member content as it originated from your Monument Membership.
I’m a student. Am I able to pass member content to debate opponents at competitions?
Yes, with restrictions. You must always retrieve the cases, briefs and evidence after a round, just as you would if you wrote the content yourself. Taking the actual pieces beyond the debate round is a violation of copyright, punishable by law.
I’m a student. Am I allowed to give Monument source material after I’m done competing?
No. Taking any source material beyond the member’s debate round is a violation of copyright, punishable by law.
I’m a coach. May I use some content with my students?
Yes, with restrictions. Use the free releases we launch in the summer (see https://monumentmembers.com/all/).
I’m a coach. May I use any content with my students?
NO. All students using Monument Member content must be official members with their own logins.
Am I able to share content with my family members?
YES. Monument Members allows family members to share a login as a household.
My family are members. Can I share the login with my debate partner who is not in my family?
NO. If your debate partner does not own a membership, you will be responsible for printing, assembling and sharing (with only your partner).
I bought access to Monument Libraries. Do I need to renew my membership every year?
YES. Monument Libraries comes with archives, textbooks and camp audios, but does not include the current year of membership.
I bought access to Monument Libraries. Can I share this with my debate partner? NO. Access to Monument Libraries is a lifetime access that is a privilege to the specific login. Sharing of the archives, textbooks and camp audios is strictly prohibited.
Do you monitor the number of downloads in my account?
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.
I believe I may have violated Monument Member permissions. Will I be prosecuted if I contact you to make it right?
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.