For whatever reason you've decided to read the conditions under which this site and its content may be used. Perhaps you are curious just how "evil" I am. Maybe you wish to share some of the content elsewhere. Then again, maybe you're just one of those strange people who actually *enjoy* reading Terms of Service/Copyright notices (i.e. blankly staring at a screen, pretending like you know what's going on).
Well, the former two types of individuals will be pleased to know that I strongly dislike writing this kind of stuff. The latter type, however, will probably be disappointed for the very same reason.
What can I do, what can't I do, and why should I care?
As I said above, I really dislike the "business" aspects of things, so in case you haven't already guessed, there will be minimal legal jargon, and I will try to make this as painless as possible (for both of our sakes).
The short version: Don't break any laws, don't abuse the services provided by Awake and Drink and/or Zane Robinson (that's me, the creator/owner/operator), don't use Awake and Drink for illegal activities, and although "law" is mentioned above I wish to make this very clear: don't violate Copyright law. If you do, then all sorts of "bad" will come after you.
By reading this you've implicitly agreed to everything below too, even if you don't read it. In fact, you don't even have to read this page at all by using this site your agreement with these terms is implied. Also, if anything bad happens as a direct or indirect result of your usage of Awake and Drink or communication with Zane Robinson (again, that's me), it's understood to be your fault, not mine.
By using The Site (Awake and Drink and its daughter sites (e.g. "Archives")), you understand that all information presented is done so without warranty, and that The Creator (Zane Robinson) will not be held accountable for anything stupid that you do with said information. The Creator is not a medical professional, nor does The Creator claim to be a professional of any kind for that matter. All information is just that information. It is not a suggestion, it is not a command, it is not anything but neutral, freely (mis)interpretable information.
By using The Site, you accept all risk and liability. Neither The Site nor The Creator are responsible for any "bad things" that may directly or indirectly occur as a result of your usage of The Site. As stated above, all information is just that intentless information. Anything stupid you do before, during, or after reading this information is your own fault.
There are certain topics that are discussed within The Site that may be regarded as "disturbing" to some or "health hazards" to others, such as "bloodletting," for example. The Creator's advice on such topics? If you don't want to do something, don't think you should do something, have a pre-existing medical condition that would make trying something a bad idea, were told by a medical (or otherwise) professional not to do something, or anything else that would imply that doing something mentioned on The Site may be a bad idea, then don't do it.
All content hosted on The Site (http://awakeanddrink.org) is the sole work of The Creator unless otherwise noted. This content is presented free of charge in good faith and of good intent; however in order to ensure that credit is given where it is due, there are mild restrictions imposed upon how this content may be shared. All content on the site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) License.
What this means is that the content may be reposted anywhere you please so long as it isn't for commercial purposes, it isn't modified, you include a link to the original content, and you make it clear that The Creator (or respective author) is the owner of said content. The link to the original content and the mention of the author must appear at some point prior to (but nearby) the included content. For reference, here is additional information on the relevant Creative Commons License.
How to properly attribute works
If you would like to include an entire article (a.k.a. "mirror" a page), then you would just need to include the author's name and a link to said article before the content and you're golden. (Example: Any of the articles on this site http://archives.awakeanddrink.org/.)
Alternatively, if you would like to include only an excerpt from an article, below is an example that demonstrates how to properly attribute works in such a situation:
I am some person who is making an introductory post with some reference to vampyrism. Oh, let's throw some more text in here to make this look more like a proper introduction paragraph. A little bit more now. Perhaps some more? Alright, this looks like enough. Now I would like to include an excerpt of a piece written by Zane Robinson from http://awakeanddrink.org/?subpages=psionics&pages=meditation."What is nice about auras is that it shows a person's “true self.” This, of course, can be good or bad at times, but let's a say a friend is troubled. This friend doesn't wish to talk about it, and insists that there is nothing wrong. Once you become adept at reading auras, you will likely be able to pinpoint what is bothering them and address that issue."
As you can see from the above excerpt, blahblahblah, and blahblahblah.
Again, the info just has to follow this general outline:
- Author and link to webpage (in any order)
- Content (unmodified)
If for whatever reason you feel that you require some or all of these restrictions to be waived, you may contact me at AwakeAndDrink@yahoo.com regarding your circumstance.
Some common questions:
- What if I want to use something for commercial purposes?
- If you would like to use my work(s) commercially, you would need to send me an e-mail that states your intent, as well as the intended destination of said work(s). As stated above, such use of works are generally not permitted by the License it's not that I'm against the commercial usage of my works, it's simply that I would like to have some say as to where and how they are used.
- Can I reorganize or paraphrase something?
- As stated above, "...the content may be reposted anywhere you please so long as...it isn't modified..." Essentially, you're free to do whatever you want with the information, so long as your usage of it is reasonable.
- If you would like to rearrange/reorganize the article, you simply can't do that. If you don't like the flow of the article, you're free to extract excerpts and include them following the above guidelines, but you can't simply "cut-and-paste" the article into oblivion.
- If you would like to paraphrase an article, you are certainly free to do so, but you still need to provide the standard citation information. The wonderful thing about the World Wide Web is the ability to gather knowledge from a multitude of places, take from it what you will, and apply it to yourself how you see fit. That is all fine and good, but if I find somebody reposting what is clearly my underlying work, then neither myself nor they will be happy campers.
- Do I have to provide a link back?
- Yes. This is not up for discussion if you're writing a printed piece, I still expect a link.
- Do I have to specify the author?
- Yes also not up for discussion.
- What if it is a piece written by somebody else?
- As far as I am concerned, you must still specify the author. If you would like to get that waived, then you are certainly welcome to pick their brains, but I've found that the answer is still unanimously, "No."
Full Creative Commons License information
Awake and Drink by Zane Robinson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://awakeanddrink.org/?pages=termsofservice.