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<h1><span>Creative Commons Legal Code</span></h1>
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<h3><em>Statement of Purpose</em></h3>
<p>The laws of most jurisdictions throughout the world
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and all, an "owner") of an original work of authorship and/or
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<p><strong>1. Copyright and Related Rights.</strong>
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reuse of data in a Work;</li>
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March 1996 on the legal protection of databases, and under
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successors, fully intending that such Waiver shall not be
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other persons that may apply to the Work or any use thereof,
including without limitation any person's Copyright and
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responsibility for obtaining any necessary consents,
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Work.</li>
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Commons is not a party to this document and has no duty or
obligation with respect to this CC0 or use of the Work.</li>
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