Copyright Statement

All of the original content of this web page and any related documents on this site is copyright © 1994-2009 by Steuard Jensen. (No, I don't think it's worth the effort to pin the date down better than that; most material was created or at least revised in 2004, but some has continuously evolved for years.) In cases where material written by others is included, the author is identified and retains copyright; all such material is used either by permission or under fair use.

Others are of course welcome to quote limited portions of the material here in a manner consistent with fair use. In such cases, I do ask that I be given credit for my work, and I strongly encourage those citing me in this way to include the URL of the original document so that readers can see the quote's full context and any revisions I may make to it.

Copying any substantial fraction of any document here would naturally require explicit permission from its author (usually me). If you are interested in doing so, please write to me by email at so we can discuss the matter. I am open to such requests in at least some cases, though I do ask that you make it entirely clear from the start if you have any commercial interest in the matter. If I do give such permission, I do so with the understanding that I will be prominently given credit for my work by name and that the URL of my original document will be included as well (unless I explicitly relax those conditions when giving permission).

I have on occasion been asked permission to translate my work into other languages. I typically find such requests quite flattering, and I am likely (though not certain) to approve them (particularly if they are entirely non-commercial in nature; as before, make any commercial aspect clear from the start). In such cases, if I do give permission, I do so with the same requirements of credit and "back-linking" discussed above, and require that the translator(s) be prominently given credit for their contribution as well (unless I explicitly relax those conditions).

My apologies for all that legal-sounding stuff, but having received a number of requests along these lines I figured I ought to lay things out clearly somewhere. In any case, no portion of this statement should be taken to limit my rights more than they would be if I had left it out.

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