Copyright Policy, Disclaimer and Credibility


Dalitstan Journal Public Licence

No Copyright attaches to any of the Articles produced by Dalitstan Journal. You may freely distribute them in part or in whole via any medium you so desire, including email, www, usenet, internet and print, and you may freely mirror this site in whole or in part at your website. Permission is hereby granted for translations of the documents contained in this site to be made into any language.


Reproduced Articles

Several articles in Dalitstan Journal have been reproduced in part or in whole from other publications. Such articles reproduced at Dalitstan Journal have been done so in complete compliance with US Code, Title 17, Copyrights, Chapter 1, Sec.107 on Fair Usage :

Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

... the fair use of copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified in above sections, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use the factors to be considered include ---

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and;

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market value of the copyrighted work.

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.html
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Please notify possible copyright violations to dalit@dalitstan.org. Material definitely proven to be in violation of copyright shall be removed.


Credibility

Dalitstan Journal maintains high site credibility by means of the following devices :
  1. Each article published contains full quotations along with full source references. These are often directly verifiable. Thus, each attached news item contains its url source embedded in the html source code. In order to view the original location of the articles, click View|Page Source on your browser, the relevant url will appear as follows: <-- http://www.somesite.com -->. Such urls are `hidden' in this manner because they generally cease to work after a certain period.
  2. Open criticisms of our articles are invited from readers. Unlike many scientific journals, which stifle debate, we adopt a far more open viewpoint regarding criticism. Any reader is free to post his comments to the forum http://dalitstan.org/one/ , where these are visible to all visitors to the site. Selected articles are then responded to in the journal itself. The reason is that we are confident of the correctness of the material published in the journal.
  3. Responses to detailed criticism of individual articles shall, in addition to being displayed in the public forum, be forwarded to the authors of the concerned articles, who shall then respond to them in the journal.

Disclaimer

The views expressed in Dalitstan Journal do not reflect those of dalitstan.org. Each article is the sole intellectual property of the author of the particular article concerned. dalitstan.org in no way takes any responsibility, legal, moral or otherwise, for the views expressed therein.

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