ON Copyright, copyleft, and other necessary nuisances


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The concept of "copyleft" originated in the software industry, as a general method for making a program or other work free, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free as well. Within the software world, the idea also was that anyone could adopt the program and make changes to it, proceeding to further distribution, further refinements and so on. In the case of materials concerning political or informational content this privilege is modified in the sense that no alterations to the reproduced material can be made that will deny, mock, or otherwise neutralize its original intent. Cyrano's Journal subscribes to this defintion, further requiring that any use of the material must include attribution to CJO.


Cyranos Journal Online ® is an independent Internet resource devoted to the discussion of important issues and ideas. While reason and fact may not sway everyone, since so many are motivated by temperament and probably heavily influenced by mainstream propaganda, the airing of topics without the usual constraints found in the corporate mass media may help clarify the public's understanding of contemporary affairs. It should be understood that neither Cyrano's Journal ® nor its editors are affiliated with any organisation — political, religious, commercial or philosophical. Views and opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Cyrano's Journal ® or the editors, and neither Cyrano's Journal ® nor its editors can accept responsibility for comments, errors and omissions made by writers and interviewees. As our friends at Cassiopaea have framed it, "We invite the reader to share in our seeking of Truth by reading with an Open, but skeptical mind. We do not encourage "devotee-ism" nor "True Belief." We DO encourage the seeking of Knowledge and Awareness in all fields of endeavor as the best way to be able to discern lies from truth. We constantly seek to validate and/or refine what we understand to be either possible or probable or both. We do this in the sincere hope that all of mankind will benefit, if not now, then at some point in one of our probable futures."


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