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CC-0
 
as downloaded from http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode on 2013-04-20
 

	
 
Statement of Purpose
 

	
 
The laws of most jurisdictions throughout the world automatically confer
 
exclusive Copyright and Related Rights (defined below) upon the creator and
 
subsequent owner(s) (each and all, an "owner") of an original work of
 
authorship and/or a database (each, a "Work").
 

	
 
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purpose of contributing to a commons of creative, cultural and scientific
 
works ("Commons") that the public can reliably and without fear of later
 
claims of infringement build upon, modify, incorporate in other works, reuse
 
and redistribute as freely as possible in any form whatsoever and for any
 
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contribute to the Commons to promote the ideal of a free culture and the
 
further production of creative, cultural and scientific works, or to gain
 
reputation or greater distribution for their Work in part through the use and
 
efforts of others.
 

	
 
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of additional consideration or compensation, the person associating CC0 with
 
a Work (the "Affirmer"), to the extent that he or she is an owner of
 
Copyright and Related Rights in the Work, voluntarily elects to apply CC0 to
 
the Work and publicly distribute the Work under its terms, with knowledge of
 
his or her Copyright and Related Rights in the Work and the meaning and
 
intended legal effect of CC0 on those rights.
 

	
 
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   limited to, the following:
 

	
 
   1. the right to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform, display,
 
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