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by Miriam Williams

You have requested a creative work archived by the American Buddha Online Library (“ABOL”) that may be accessed only by ABOL members.  Joining is free, easy, and like everything else at, educational!  Please read the following material, which is not at all boring, and if you agree with the Online Library User and Anti-Piracy Agreement, please click “I AGREE.” You will then receive access to the creative work you requested.

ABOL Statement of Purpose

ABOL is a project of American Buddha, an Oregon religious nonprofit corporation. ABOL archives creative works and permits access to its archives under the fair use exclusion from copyright liability accorded to libraries and archives pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 108, which permits the archive to reproduce one copy or phonorecord of a work upon the request of a library patron.   The ABOL Online Library User and Anti-Piracy Agreement conditions access to the archives on compliance with fair use limitations, and permits revocation of access for noncompliance.

The purpose of sharing the works in this manner is multifold:

1. To archive creative works for access by future generations.

2.  To archive creative works for access by people who lack other access, such as bookstores, music stores, and storefront libraries.

3. To promote access to creative works that are out of print and hard to obtain.

4.  To encourage discussion on the and bulletin boards and elsewhere, concerning the scientific, philosophical, political and imaginative works preserved in the archives.

4. To stimulate interest and appreciation of the works by exposing members to them, thus encouraging the release of new editions, and the market for prior editions.

5.  To oppose copyright piracy and educate members concerning the fair use exemption from copyright infringement liability by conditioning access to the works on compliance with fair use.

6.  To promote writers and artists by directing archive users to sources for their creative works.

Notice to ABOL Users (37 C.F.R. 201.14)

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.

One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.'' If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use,'' that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Online Library User and Anti-Piracy Agreement

1. I have requested access to a creative work that is or may be copyright-protected;

2.  I have read the Notice required by 37 C.F.R. 201.14 above;

3. I agree to use the creative work in compliance with the following requirements:

a. I will send an email to with "JOIN" in the subject line to receive member communications.  I understand that my email address will be kept confidential and be used exclusively for official communications concerning ABOL membership, and that it will never be sold, leased or licensed to spammers, marketers, or anyone, under any circumstances.

b. I will use the creative work only for private study, scholarship, or research, and understand that I may be liable for copyright infringement if I exceed those uses.

c.  I will not engage in any acts of intellectual property piracy with the creative work, and agree to hold ABOL and American Buddha harmless from all liability and costs of defense of any action resulting from a breach of this provision.

d.   I will not submit the creative work or related matter as evidence in any legal proceeding.

e.  I consent to the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for the resolution of any disputes concerning my use of the creative work.

f.  By clicking "I AGREE" below, I show my consent as I would by signing a paper contract, and waive any objection that this agreement is not in writing.

I AGREE, take me to the creative work.