The mission of Matt's Web Page is to provide something that will be interesting or helpful to his readers. I have attempted to include some articles which are interesting for everyone. Others are specifically for those with certain interests.
Most of the articles appear in a white-on-blue scheme in honor and appreciation of WordPerfect 5.0 for DOS, which presently sees diminished popularity.
Most writing was done by me (Matthew Enos) but some was not. Those articles that wherein the writing is original to me have the indication "By M.R.E." near the link to that article. Those that do not have this indication should be considered "author unknown" unless otherwise stated. It has not been my intent to remove the credit of works done by others or use them against those authors' wills. Many of the works by other authors have come by e-mail forwards and their origins have become obscure. If you have reliable information about the original author or if you find mistakes, please feel free to let me know.
I have edited and formatted others' works as I felt necessary, mostly to improve grammar and punctuation.
In the United States, copyright automatically exists for any copyrightable work from the time the work is created in a fixed form, whether it is registered or not. What registering does is give the copyright owner certain legal advantages. Therefore, everything on this website is copyrighted even if it is not registered.
Copyright theory includes the doctrine of "fair use," which basically states that if you have the right to access certain material in the first place, you have the right to copy it for your own use as necessary. For example, if you bought a large book and wanted to read part of it while traveling across the desert on foot, you might want to photocopy certain pages so you could carry them in your pocket rather than carry the whole book in your arms. Even though you don't own the copyright for the book, this would probably be viewed as legal under "fair use" as long as you don't give the photocopies to anyone else or allow the copies and the original to be used at the same time. However, if you let someone read the orginal while you are gone or give the photocopies to someone else after the trip, it would probably cease to qualify as "fair use."
Inasmuch as you have the right to view the material on my website in the first place, which in this case you happen to be able to do for free, you have an automatic right to the "fair use" of the material. However, as of July, 2006, unless I give permission otherwise to individuals, I grant the readers the right to personal use only (whithout attempting to limit the "fair use" associated with personal use), and I reserve all other rights that I own to the material posted on this website. (Other rights that I reserve include the right to public display and redistribution of the material electronically or on paper, with or without charge.) If you wish to use something on my website in a manner other than permitted here, please don't hesitate to ask. This is a way of protecting my website and its content from abuse. I personally do not like copyright laws, but I would ask for the same courtesy even if it were not legally binding.
If you have questions, comments, or corrections I welcome them and I will respond if I am able.
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