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The content on this website, blog, forum, cloud library to include the section and discussions of temple rituals, contains near verbatim the dialog and instructions in the temple, what is left out are the actual names, key words, signs, and tokens of the priesthood in a descriptive sense but are referenced in general terms, out of respect for these things and because they are of a sensitive nature it is recommended if you generally view these things as not appropriate to be discussed in this setting, you should navigate away from this website, blog, forum, cloud library, these things are specifically not made known and will only be discussed vaguely, some or all of the content herein in "The Endowment" section, unless already familiar may be difficult to understand. The purpose of this website, blog, forum and cloud library and more specifically the Endowment section is to expound the gospel, its teachings to include temple rituals or ceremonies, its meanings and purpose as well as what the tokens and signs convey or ought to convey to the person receiving them. In addition to expounding the temple rituals, this section to include the website, blog, forum, cloud library is for educational purposes, research, criticisms and the such.
The content contained in the endowment section under the following sub-headings:
- ENDOWMENT CEREMONY (PRE-1990)
- OTHER TEMPLE RITUALS
- SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON
- HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS - MISC.
Are reproduce without permission from the following website, http://www.ldsendowment.org, in addition to these subheadings under this section, all original formatting of said content has been reformatted specifically to this website, some or all of that original formatting has changed from the original sites format to a more compliant format specifically for this website.
I have requested permission from the website administrator, author, owner, but have not received a response to my request. A portion of the content on this website in this section of the Endowment is his/her research, his/her work and is listed under those specific subheadings above. The webmaster/owner of the site has not made any claim of copyright towards any of the content on the referenced website and I feel my efforts to make contact with the webmaster and reference his/her site from whence this specific material under these specific subheadings came, satisfy any legal requirements should any exist.
Further this information regarding the endowment is readily available to the public, and is a matter of public record with the Library of Congress, in addition, this is also found in historical records of various deceased members of the church, and is available in both video, audio and written form on the internet and else where.
The remaining section listed first on the home page of the Endowment section, and all other such subheadings there under of this specific section are mine, are my work and study.
- EXPOUNDING THE ENDOWMENT
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17 U.S.C. § 107Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
• The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
• The nature of the copyrighted work;
• The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
• The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
15 U.S.C. §1115(b)(4)
Not all “unauthorized” use of a trademark is prohibited. “Fair use” is a defense to liability for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
The Use of Another’s Trademark In A Descriptive Sense: It is a basic principle marking an outer boundary of the trademark monopoly that, while trademark rights may be acquired in a word, symbol or device, acquisition of those rights does not prevent others from using the word, symbol or devise in good faith in its descriptive sense, and not as a trademark. “This principle is of great importance because it protects the right of society at large to use words or images in their primary descriptive sense, as against the claims of a trademark owner to exclusivity.” Car-Freshner Corp. v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 70 F.3d 267, 269 (2d Cir. 1995); see Champion Spark Plug Co. v. Sanders, 331 U.S. 125 (1947) (registering proper noun as trademark does not withdraw it from language, nor reduce it to exclusive possession of registrant). To come within this fair use defense a person must make use of the other party’s trademark (i) other than as a mark, (ii) in a descriptive sense, and (iii) in good faith.
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