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The statements made in this page (below) apply to any content on this website that links to this page (for example a "Disclaimer" link at the bottom of a page). You must obey laws and regulations that apply to your use of this wiki, such as: copyright laws, or regulations at your place of work or study.


The GM-RKB portion of my website ( is created as a personal hobby and is intended to help me with my personal research interests. The information on this wiki website ("the Content") is on the Web largely to enable me to use web search engines to find relevant pages. Having it on the web may also help to promote the published work of authors and publishers. Please contact me if you become aware of some unintended negative outcome from its content or its existence (for copyright infringement notices see special section below).

Terms of Use

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This site contains some material that is copyrighted by others. While this material is always duly referenced where quoted, the use of some material has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Because, as stated above, this site is made openly available to help advance research, I believe that making this copyrighted material openly available constitutes a 'fair use'.

Any novel content posted on this site by myself and others is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

Information for re-users

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Re-use of text
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Additional availability of text under the GNU Free Documentation License
  • For compatibility reasons, any page which does not incorporate text that is exclusively available under CC-BY-SA or a CC-BY-SA-compatible license is also available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. In order to determine whether a page is available under the GFDL, review the page footer, page history, and discussion page for attribution of single-licensed content that is not GFDL-compatible. All text published before June 15th, 2009 was released under the GFDL, and you may also use the page history to retrieve content published before that date to ensure GFDL compatibility.
Re-use of non-text media
  • Where not otherwise noted, non-text media files are available under various free culture licenses, consistent with the GM-RKB Licensing Policy. Please view the media description page for details about the license of any specific media file.

Notification of Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, or that any link on the Site directs users to another web site containing material that infringes upon any copyright you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Copyright Agent as set forth below.

Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement

I will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to my Designated Agent, as follows:

   Grant Hughes
   c/o McQuarrie Hunter
   15th Floor, Central City Tower, Suite 1500
   13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 5X3
   Phone: 604.581.7001
   Fax: 604.581.7110
   Toll Free: 1.877.581.7001

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed upon, please submit written notification to my Designated Agent as specified above and include the following:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed upon, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that you're claiming has been infringed upon or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • Your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  • Both of the following statements:
    • "I hereby state that I have a good-faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g. as a fair use)."
    • "I hereby state that the information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright, or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
  • Your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.


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