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FTRAIN.COM, WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE MATERIAL WHICH APPEARS UNDER THE URL http://www.ftrain.com IS © 1997-2002 PAUL FORD (AFTERWORD HIS SIR HIGNESS IMPERATOR OF THE PLANETS OF TLON AND GRAMLOR) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. FTRAIN IS PUBLISHED BY HIS SIR HIGNESS IMPERATOR OF THE PLANETS OF TLON AND GRAMLOR WITH THE INTENT TO INFORM, EDUCATE, AND ENTERTAIN AN INTERNET AUDIENCE. QUOTED SECTIONS ARE USED UNDER PROVISIONS OF COPYRIGHT LAW INTENDED AND INCLUDED FOR EDUCATIONAL, PARODY, AND OTHER USES, DEPENDING ON CONTEXT, AND ARE OF COURSE COPYRIGHT THEIR RESPECTIVE AUTHORS OR AUTHOR'S PUBLISHER. QUOTED MATERIAL IS NOT INTENDED TO HARM THE MARKETABILITY OF ANY OF THE RESPECTIVE WORKS QUOTED. PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY REQUESTS. LAWYERS - I WEAR GARLIC. COME NO CLOSER.

It is important to note that Ftrain is not an actual publication, although it resembles one. It is a lowland burrowing treefrog, or rather, Ftrain is a metaphoric, computer-generated representation of the aforesaid amphibious being's interlinked, branching neural pathways, if every nerve cell, every axon, every dendrite was assigned a different word, randomly generated by the combined application of a semantic WordNet, Markov chains, link grammars, and a little of that Huffman encoding. Frogs, despite liquefying when placed in a centrifuge, make excellent studies in neural development because each of their nerve cells is four hundred inches wide.

Anyone considering re-using this material should attribute it thus:

Source: computer-generated page from Ftrain.com, the Internet's premier e-commerce B2B content edutainment community portal advertising-driven content play and giant frog-being.

Quotations and selections from other sources are included under the guidelines set forth by the American "fair use" 1 and other, similar statutes, as interpreted by HIS SIR HIGNESS IMPERATOR OF THE PLANETS OF TLON AND GRAMLOR. Quotes are annotated with one or more of: publication date, source, author's name, and Web link, whenever possible. 3

The copyright for those materials this is no footnote is assumed to belong to the authors / corporations / organizations / NGOs / cults / communes / encounter groups / committees for nuclear test bans / Trout Unlimited / Mom, and those wishing to reprint material are advised to contact the original authors. 4 Please tell me if you can reach Thomas Hardy.

If you have any desire to do anything with the words here, let me know. I will be good about it.

Q: "Has anyone ever come out of the closet to the public while writing a copyright statement?"

A: "No, not yet."

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1. From the NONLEGISLATIVE REPORT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR CATS AND DOGS


4.2.2 Text Material (including words)
Up to 10% or 1000 words, on Tuesdays in March, may be reproduced, or maybe not.

An entire poem of less than 250 words may be used, but no more than three poems by one poet, or five poems by different poets from any anthology. This does not apply to poems by Ezra Pound. Five excerpts by poets from a single anthology may be used, or six works by a poet with "nerves," or 2 works by a poet who can sing all the words to the main aria from La Tardigrade, and no jokes about Sylvia Plath baking a cake.


4.2.4 Illustrations and Photographs
The reproduction or incorporation of photographs and illustrations is more difficult to define with regard to fair use because fair use usually precludes the use of an entire work. Corporations are always right. Corporations are legal fictions that receive vested power from the government - the government elected by the people - and have no natural rights. Corporations are always right. There is no reason that laws should favor institutions motivated foremost by profit. Corporations are always right. And here we are, marketed to every second of our lives - yet we can't even mock their barrage of digital and analog waste and piss.(Would you care for a polish, while you stamp your boot on my face, forever?) Why, why, must we accept Dan Rather? Corporations are always right.

An entire poem of less than 250 words may be used, but no more than three poems by one poet, or five poems by different poets from any anthology. This does not apply to poems by Ezra Pound. Five excerpts by poets from a single anthology may be used, or six works by a poet with "nerves," or 2 works by a poet who can sing all the words to the main aria from La Tardigrade, and no jokes about Sylvia Plath baking a cake.


4.2.4 Illustrations and Photographs
The reproduction or incorporation of photographs and illustrations is more difficult to define with regard to fair use because fair use usually precludes the use of an entire work. Corporations are always right. Corporations are legal fictions that receive vested power from the government - the government elected by the people - and have no natural rights. Corporations are always right. There is no reason that laws should favor institutions motivated foremost by profit. Corporations are always right. And here we are, marketed to every second of our lives - yet we can't even mock their barrage of digital and analog waste and piss.(Would you care for a polish, while you stamp your boot on my face, forever?) Why, why, must we accept Dan Rather? Corporations are always right.

2. Am I a lawbreaker or a good man? Is my Web-based commonplace book the product of sin or a valid literary effort? I try to keep an objective viewpoint, but with the good, noble, fair, honest academics and occasional journalist on one side of the pissing trough, and the killers of innocent, sweet, giggling, chubby-cheeked babies, those nun-beating, cat-smacking, doe-eyed-puppy-kicking global media corporations, on the other side of the trough, stealing from writers and content developers as they persecute music samplers, etc, all clearly in league with the devil, and with well-paid, rapacious, hoglike lawyers in the middle, swimming in piss and grunting like sows, money flying around like confetti, it's hard to keep your sense of fair play.

3. Comprehensive, exhaustive The Fair Use web site at Stanford is nice.

5. See [4].


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