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Please don’t copy our hype cycles for free

August 1st, 2009 by Mark Raskino · 7 Comments

In the last week we have seen a few situations where Gartner’s 2009 hype cycle research charts have been copied into public blogs and other websites without permission.  We know this is often born of interest and enthusiasm for Hype Cycles.  However it is not acceptable within our terms and conditions of use.  Our company ombudsman Nancy Erskine, explains our reprint policy here.

A great deal of research work goes into these important annual documents and the chart itself is  information rich, but without all the supporting pages it is very easily misinterpreted.  You may have noticed we do not post these charts within our own GBN public blogs.

Thanks for your understanding.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 blaaqt // Aug 3, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Please correct link in article.

  • 2 ivv // Aug 4, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    As a fan of the hype cycle research who tries to respect others’ IP requests, I looked at the policy, but it seems to address usage by vendors and clients only, and says nothing about press and bloggers.

  • 3 Analyst House Restricts Use of Charts « Kew Road // Aug 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    […] I am unsure as to why Gartner has chosen to restrict the use of the available charts to only individuals willing to go through the arduous task of getting permission, a task which will likely date your blog posting and comment compared to those that have chosen to forego the approval process. […]

  • 4 Hype or not ? Gartner Graph Technology 2009 « I am a Bridge (Hugues Rey Blog) // Aug 7, 2009 at 5:21 am

    […] haven’t read the complete report, so I’m making this up, which I shouldn’t, but plenty of surprises in this edition: 3D printing doesn’t really feel quite so hyped yet […]

  • 5 Steve // Aug 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    For such a forward thinking company you have a very backward thinking reprint policy. Do you read your own analysis?

  • 6 RobertKCole // Aug 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Was wondering if this policy also applies to the main Hype Cycle graphic Gartner included in its press release?

  • 7 Der Hype und der Cycle – Fructus GmbH – Christoph Kappes // Aug 19, 2009 at 9:11 am

    […] immer richten sich alle Augen auf das Diagramm, dessen Original abzubilden nicht erlaubt ist, im Internet aber durchweg ignoriert wird. Danke an den IDG-Verlag, der vorgestern über den […]