Copyright

 I have chosen to unlicense this blog. This means that this blog, and all information within, is free to use as you will. I would appreciate being credited and linked if any information in the blog is used, but that is merely a preference, and I’m fine with not being credited at all. Plagiarize me all you want.

Why did I choose to unlicense? There are a number of reasons why.

Given my past history with copyright activism, and my beliefs that copyright laws are inefficient and in dire need of reform, it would be hypocritical of me to want to protect my work with that same copyright.

Furthermore, I believe that information is its own entity, and nobody, not even the author of that information, deserves to control it. We cannot use evolutionary instincts to dictate ownership of post-scarcity works that can be replicated infinitely.

Thirdly, I want to write for the benefit of humanity, not my own. And although some part of me desires credit and fame for my writings, I have come to suppress that part in favor of a more cosmopolitan outlook: that I should try to do things for the good of humanity instead. And although the works in this blog is nowhere near that level of impact, I still think that if I ever intend on doing things for humanity, rather than for selfish gain, I should start immediately, with the most insignificant things. And the type of copyright that I use is a good way to reflect that philosophy.

Legalese below:

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors
of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the
software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and
successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of
relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this
software under copyright law.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

For more information, please refer to <http://unlicense.org/>
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