Benjamin-Newton Overview: Legal Information on Sharing Website Content ("Some Rights Reserved")

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Benjamin-Newton Overview

You are Now On Benjamin-Newton Overview www.benjamin-newton.us. Benjamin-Newton Overview's function is My "About Section" Website.

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BEN-NEW's Network
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by Ben Huot
Academic Non-Fiction E-Books & More Free Stuff

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This is an Old School Informational website

General Book Statistics

  • 2,686 pages of unique text written over 20 years
  • average of 1 essay or poem written every week for over 20 years
  • average of 134 pages written every year for over 20 years

This website adheres to the following

No Money

Entire E-Book Downloads, in Multiple Popular Formats

  • No Cost
  • No Ads
  • No DRM

I get no money for this website from any means, not even to pay for this website. I have put a lot of my own personal money into the website, but have not received any funds from outside sources.

Privacy Respected

  • No Tracking
  • No Ads
  • No Personal Information

No Bugging You

  • No Selling
  • No App
  • No Newsletters

No Subtle Ads/Selling

  • No Memberships
  • No Sponsored Articles
  • No Donations Accepted

Quick Facts About the Author and Designer

I am all of the following

I am from and live in Eugene, Oregon (America)

Network Ownership

"Think Critically" with BENjamin-NEWton's Network © Ben Huot 1998-Present.

Website designs and all content not marked with a specific license copyrighted, from 1998-Present. I am the webmaster of this network, which includes 7 different, but related websites.

These websites all serve different purposes or audiences, but all share one thing in common: they are all created by me and are about me and my mission/ministry. I am the webmaster, so that I not only create everything on these websites, but also have designed and done all the technical things, to make this site work well, on a wide range of the most popular devices.

I have worked on all this for 20 years now, while understanding that I would never make any money off of it, as my niche is too small.

Greetings

Welcome, visiting human, pet, toy, or automated software

My stuffed toy bear Fred says I don't have Schizophrenia, but he does

Thanks to God for the Good Parts of my Website, Books, Designs, and Graphics

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Background

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a legal ownership, of an abstract artistic creation, symbol, or a physical implementation of an idea. These types of property are protected, by laws like physical goods and services. The value of intellectual property is not primarily in the physical manifestation, of one physical, or digital item or copy. The value is in that information, that the item contains, where the reproduction is only a minor part, of the overal value, of the product or service.

Copyright

Copyright is the most commonly talked about intellectual property, in the artist and entertainment industries, which is a legal protection, for a creative work, including artwork, video, buildings, writings, and computer code. The work does not have to be artistic in nature, just that it is a unique type of media, that was created. Designs and specifically fonts are deliberately excluded from protections, unless you do a really precise copy of someones designs and fonts are protected, by something called and End User License Agreement.

Ethics

The ethical principle behind copyright law is very simple: do not use anything that you do not have explicit approval for. You often have to pay different amounts, for different uses, like fonts can be licensed, for websites or just for using, in graphics, or embedding in PDFs. Rights for things like immoral activities or things that make the author look bad have to be negotiated separately. Using media without approval is often called piracy, which is just a fancy euphemism, for stealing.

Royalty Free Media

If you need photos or drawings, you can usually buy things called clipart, stock photos, and royalty free media, where you buy one picture or sound or whatever, for a set fee. You can then you can use it, in anything, that the license allows. You can use repeatedly, as many times as you want, without paying anything more, than you did, with the initial fee.

Website Visitor Issues

Your Legal Rights

When you buy something digital, you don't have all rights to it anymore, than you do, when you buy a physical book. If you took the physical book and photocopied all the pages and uploaded them online, you would be in trouble, for the exact same crime. Each time you upload a book or anything else, you are actually uploading a copy, of that item, and each time someone downloads it, they are making another copy of it. It would be the same as you photocopying a million copies, of the same book and sending them in the mail, to everyone. Nowadays people think things that are easy should be legal, but copyrights are designed, for just these scenarios.

Free with Restrictions

Sometimes some people decide that they want to give away their copyright, so that others can copy the work freely and some even allow their modification as well, but most reserve some rights. The only copyrighted items, that can be used, without any restrictions are called public domain. Copyrights expire, after different periods of time, depending upon media. Books become public domain after 75 years after the author's death or 95 years after writing the book, whatever comes first. Right now, most public domain books include everything written (and translated) before 1920 something. Copyright expiration can and often is continued to extend (which applies to everyone and every creative work), over time, as congress passes new laws.

Everything is Copyrighted

Although many people are able to do many things online for free, what you see online is all copyrighted, at the moment it was created, automatically, according to US law. You do not have to put up a copyright notice to be protected by copyright. There are a whole set of different licenses for allowing people to use your artwork and writing, while still keeping some restrictions on them, in a system called Creative Commons. I make use of this system throughout my website.

My Licenses

Website Licenses

Everything on my websites are copyrighted, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise marked.

Book Licenses

You can find the specific and authoritative license restrictions, on the pages, that contain the various media, but, in general, most my text books can be freely copied, but not modified, in any way (this also means you cannot change the file formats of the book files). The PDFs are the only file format versions, that can be redistributed, individually. I have series, topical, and file format bundles of books, in zip files, that contain a number of related books, in 1-3 formats, in each zip file bundle, that can be copied similarly.

Multimedia Licenses

My music has a similar licensing agreement. The design elements, in the free stuff section, are mostly licensed, so that you can modify and distribute them, if you give me credit. The photo related material, in the free stuff section, can be distributed freely and modified freely, if you let others modify your modification, of my work and you give me credit.

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  • © Ben Huot 1998
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My Work at a Quick Glance

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Website Description

Benjamin-Newton Overview: the place for most of my content on web design and graphics. I have actual code, design advice, and my color and logo choices (that I learned in 20 years of web design). I have a very unique approach which I guarantee you will not find anything like this anywhere and it is all available at no cost.

I also have my introductions to my basic theology, advanced theology, and introductions about myself (including information about my personal experiences with having Schizophrenia for 15 years) and other people, on this website.

I also have most my pictures here, including world religion and art with pictures and nature photography in air brush and watercolor. Most other pictures are at the Benjamin-Newton Oregon website cows graphics and abstract drawings sections

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Detailed Notes

Quick Help Remarks

E-Books

All Books are Only in E-Book formats (digital files)

How to Download Files?

On an iPad or iPhone, for PDFs, Double Tap on the Document and choose Open in iBooks, in Upper Right Hand corner. For JPEG or PNG images, on an iPad or iPhone, Touch and Hold for a Second and choose to Save from Pop-up Menu.

On a Desktop or Laptop Computer, the PDFs will Download Automatically after Left Clicking on Link in Web Page, and Right Click on Link in Web Page and choose Save As to save JPEGs or PNGs for Direct Links to Bare Images. On a Desktop or Laptop Computer, for JPEGs or PNGs In a Webpage, Right Click on Image and Choose Save As.

Can't Find Downloaded Files?

Look in Your Downloads or (My) Documents Folder on Desktop or Laptop Computer and iBooks (for PDFs) or Photos (for Images) on an iPad or iPhone.

Want to Ever See this Website Again?

  • Always Reload or Refresh each of my pages, when Returning to any part, of any of my websites, after your first visit, as I Update my websites very frequently (often multiple times a day).
  • Unfortunately, web browsers save the version of the webpage, as it was, when you first visited it, and shows this this Old version to you, upon every following visit, until you hit Reload or Refresh.
  • Also remember, to Bookmark my website, right now, as you might find it hard, to Find my website again.
  • Unfortunately, computers in general and Search engines, in particular, are not as capable, as they seem, which means that my website cannot be reliably found, if you are depending on Google or Bing.
  • No one can get their website reliably featured on Google, for appropriate search terms, no matter how much they pay, or how big a brand they have.
  • Google constantly changes and will never release the criteria they use, to determine who get featured first, on the search results, for a given set of keywords.
  • Even typing in the name of my website, in your location/search bar, without the exact syntax, will give you unpredictable results.
  • You can add my website, as an icon, on your Apple mobile device (iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, or iPod Touch only), with all your app icons, like just another app.
  • Click on the first icon to the left of the address bar on your Apple device, where you add bookmarks, and choose "Add to Home Screen."

Website Compatibility

Software Requirements

My regular websites work well on any Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop or desktop running Chrome or Firefox, a Chromebook, or any Apple device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) that is running iOS 11 or later. If this website does not work on your browser or device, try the simpler/mobile version.

Javascript Settings

My websites work fine without Javascript or plugins enabled, or with ads or scripts blocked (my websites have no third party content or ads nor do they make use of any plugins). To get a simpler version of most of my websites, try "Disabling Javascript". On my website, you won't be abe to adjust the website appearance or have it read aloud, with Javascript disabled.

Consequences

Disabling Javascript will both increase the security of your computer or device and get rid of annoying things like malware, ads, pop-ups, and comment sections. It will also make your computer or device browser run much faster and use many times less of your monthly quota, from your cell phone plan. On the other hand, with many popular sites, you won't be able to use them at all, with this setting, so change it back afterwards.

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Network Overview

Network Introduction

Confused about the world today? Want a simple, direct, and clear explanation? Read my books. My writing is like poetry meets encyclopedia. You will find nothing like this online or in print. All of this writing is available at no cost. I have a steady income and a lot of time, as well as an unusual perspective. This website network and these books are my way of trying to make the world a better place.

There are a lot of other (non-fiction) things I write about, as well, like what it is like to have Schizophrenia, secrets to my website design, and a completely different political and religious point of view. My point of view is partially based on my experience enlisted in the military and later living with Schizophrenia for over 15 years. It is also heavily influenced by my decades long (and continuing) study of world religions and world history (after ancient history and before modern times).

I follow my theories with practical advice and do what I recommend others do. You can make the world a better place. Just remember to think for yourself (this is what studying philosophy should teach you). Learn from my writings and experience, but come to your own conclusions. I am likely wrong on a lot of things, as are even the greatest thinkers, throughout history. I write what I believe, but you need to make your own choices, based on your own experience and your own understanding of yourself and the world.

I teach the exact opposite of the medieval philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Instead of understanding God, to the limits of reason and then using faith, to reach beyond that, I believe that faith is the primary means with which we should understand God and the use of reason, to explain the Bible and God, is a secondary and subordinate pursuit. It is dangerous, to base your faith on reason, because someone could then change your mind, just because they are better at arguing.

One of the things people often assume is that arguments are all based on reason, and to understand how I explain things, it is important to understand that I am not trying to be rational. I do not believe that you will change your views, even if I was able to form a superior reasonable argument for it. The basis for my faith is not rational either. If you think pursuing truth without using reason is nonsense, then you probably won't agree with what I have to say. Yes, I actually believe that and yes I do see some humor in that as well.

Start reading here today.

Opening Thoughts

Exactly the same but completely different. Slightly worse, but many times better.

For those things we know are true, but we thought were impossible to put into words. Always be kind and work hard. Learn as much as possible and be creative in solving problems. Over all, in making important and morally significant decisions, think long term. The best you can do in life is follow your conscience.

On Certainty in Life

I am sure about everything everyone else doesn't understand, but I am confused about everything everyone else is certain of. Everything you have seen and heard is wrong. What we were taught was true in school is irrelevant. The things we think are really important are very unimportant and the things that we think aren't very important are the most important of all.

About Me

I am a former soldier (army) and have been living independently with Schizophrenia for over 15 years. I live in Eugene, Oregon (United States) I have spent much of this time writing a number of books on various non-fiction topics based on my experiences, what I have read, and the insights I have had over the last (almost) 20 years.

I have also designed these Benjamin-Newton websites from scratch, with all my own code and graphics and updated them daily for that entire time, as well. I code directly to CSS in a text editor and avoid anything that slows the site down or causes unnecessary security problems.

Want to Think Critically?

I am a Christian cynic and pessimist in that I believe in everything in the Bible, but nothing else except Murphy's Law (anything that can go wrong will). I consider this positive, because when anything goes well in any aspect of my working with other people doing their jobs, I am pleasantly surprised.

Explore my website and learn to think critically about everything (history, religion, psychology, ethics, design, technology, and disaster survival). Be sure to be critical of everything you read, including my ideas.

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