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This page describes the rights I have as the author of the material and intellectual property contained in Asian-Nation and your rights as a visitor.

Copyright and Fair Use

The information, material, and text for which I am the author in this site is essentially licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States license.

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What this basically means is that as described within current copyright laws and the Digital Millenium Act of 1996, as the author, I retain the copyright to all the text in Asian-Nation (except where otherwise noted). This means that you, as the visitor, cannot copy any part of the text and use it for commercial purposes (such as publishing it somewhere else and making a profit on it) without receiving my explicit written permission (you can email me at my Contact page).

However, under fair use laws, you are free to use and even copy the text in Asian-Nation for educational purposes (such as doing research for a term paper or report, etc.). In fact, this is one of the reasons why I created Asian-Nation in the first place -- to help you learn more about the Asian American community. So I encourage you to use any and all of the information that you find interesting and helpful for your research purposes.

You can also reprint the articles contained in Asian-Nation on your own website, provided that you obey the following conditions: (1) you are limited to a total of five reprinted articles per domain name; (2) your website does not include any material that is pornographic, obscene, blatantly offensive, hateful, or encourages any illegal activity; and (3) you explicitly cite me as the author according to the example below.

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If you decide to copy any of the text in Asian-Nation for a report, research paper, etc. or reprint any article(s) on your own website, I ask that you respect copyright laws and the principles of academic honesty and cite me as the author. Citing your sources might take some practice, but it is the right thing to do and I would be most appreciative. You can format your citation as follows (at the end of each article, there is a "Suggested reference" example as well):

  • Author's name (Le, C.N.)
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One example would be:

Le, C.N. . "The Model Minority Image." Asian-Nation. <> ().

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The opinions I express in the articles that I authored and in the posts on my "Behind the Headlines: APA News Blog" are solely my own and do not represent the views and opinions of any organization or employer or organization with whom I am or was previously associated.

Similarly, the opinions expressed in comments left by visitors/readers at the "Behind the Headlines: APA News Blog" belong solely to their original authors and do not represent my personal views and opinions nor those of any organization or employer with whom I am or was previously associated.

Regarding comments left on my "Behind the Headlines: APA News Blog," I reserve the right to edit and/or delete any comments that I deem offensive and/or inappropriate, which include but are not limited to excessive profanity, spam and commercial announcements, material that has nothing to do with the topic at hand, or is otherwise abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, racist, or that may violate any applicable laws.

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With that, I wish you an interesting and useful exploration of Asian-Nation.

Author Citation

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