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Attention All Billionaires:

If you're like most of us, you're always looking for higher returns on your investments. And while you may
be familiar with stocks and bonds, currency speculation, IPOs, and all the rest, there's a new investment
 arena you really ought to be aware of: Legislation.

If a mutual fund returns 20% a year, that's considered unbelievably good. But in the low-risk, high return
world of legislation, a 20% return is positively lousy. Why, there's no reason why your investment dollar
can't return 60,000, 70,000, even 80,000%!

Here's how it works: With the help of a professional legislation broker (called a Lobbyist), you place your
investment (called a Campaign Contribution) with a carefully selected list of legislation manufacturers
(called Members of Congress). These manufacturers then go to work writing legislation: crafting industry-
specific subsidies, inserting tax breaks into the tax code, extending patents, or giving away public property
 for free. In an assembly-line process that would make Henry Ford proud, the legislation is produced, and
you (and your favorite industry) reap the benefits! The effect on your bottom line is immediate and huge.
 Just check out these results:

Contributor (Investor)
 Campaign Contributions (Investment)
 Legislation or Administrative Action
 Date
 Payoff in govt contracts, reduced costs, higher prices for consumers, or shift in tax burden
 Return on Investment
 Source
Halliburton
 $2,379,792 1990-2002
 Logistics contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
 2002-03
 $2,329,040,891
 97,767%
 Center for Public Integrity, Windfalls of War Oct. 30, 2003.
Bechtel
 $3,310,102 1990-2002
 Infrastructure construction contracts in Iraq
 2002-03
 $1,029,833,000
 31,012%
 Center for Public Integrity, Windfalls of War Oct. 30, 2003.
Airline Industry
 $16 million 1991-2001
 Airline bailout
 Sept. 2001
 $15 billion
 93,650%
 Common Cause, The $16 Million Soft Landing, Jan 10, 2002
Drug Companies
 $44 million since 1999
 Prescription drug coverage in Medicare reform bill.
 Nov. 2003
 $139 billion in increased profits
 315,809%
 Public Campaign, Ouch #123, The Big Medicare Fix, Nov. 20, 2003.
Agribusiness
 $59.3 million in 2000 election cycle
 Farm Bill
 Feb. 2002
 $40 billion in increased subsidies for large farms
 67,354%
 Public Campaign, Ouch #98, The Farmer in the Till, May 3, 2002.
Wealthy Americans
 $1.8 billion 1999-2002
 2001 Tax Cut
 May 2001
 $769 billion in tax cuts for top 10%
 42,622%
 Public Campaign, State of the Union Poster, Jan. 21, 2003
50 Biggest Corporate Tax Avoiders
 $151 million, 1991 -2001
 Various tax breaks
 Various
 $55 billion in tax breaks from 1996-1998 alone
 36,323%
 Public Campaign, State of the Union Poster, Jan. 21, 2003
Oil, Gas, Coal and Nuclear Industries
 $71.8 million since 1999
 Tax breaks, subsidies, and MTBE pollution indemnification in Energy bill.
 Pending
 $49 billion
 68,145%
 Public Campaign, Ouch #122, Crude Politics in Energy Bill, Nov. 17, 2003.



If you can get this kind of return when you buy a few congressmen, just imagine what you get
when you buy the President. Don't wait. Invest now, and let the paybacks roll in for the next
 four years.



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                 FROM: Condoleezza Rice, Provost
                 RE: Copyright Reminder
                 October 30, 1998
                 This memorandum provides a general description of the applicability of the
                 copyright law and the so-called "fair use" exemptions to the copyright law's general
                 prohibition on copying. It also describes "safe harbor" guidelines applicable to
                 classroom copying.
                 The federal copyright statute governs the reproduction of works of authorship. In
                 general, works governed by copyright law include such traditional works of
                 authorship as books, photographs, music, drama, video and sculpture, and also
                 software, multimedia, and databases. Copyrighted works are protected regardless
                 of the medium in which they are created or reproduced; thus, copyright extends to
                 digital works and works transformed into a digital format. Copyrighted works are
                 not limited to those that bear a copyright notice. As a result of changes in copyright
                 law, works published since March 1, 1989 need not bear a copyright notice to be
                 protected under the statute.
                 Two provisions of the copyright statute are of particular importance to teachers and
                 researchers:
                 * a provision that codifies the doctrine of "fair use," under which limited copying of
                 copyrighted works without the permission of the owner is allowed for certain
                 teaching and research purposes; and
                 * a provision that establishes special limitations and exemptions for the
                 reproduction of copyrighted works by libraries and archives.
                 The concept of fair use is necessarily somewhat vague when discussed in the
                 abstract. Its application depends critically on the particular facts of the individual
                 situation. Neither the case law nor the statutory law provides bright lines concerning
                 which uses are fair and which are not. However, you may find it helpful to refer to
                 certain third party source materials. Guidelines for classroom copying by
                 not-for-profit educational institutions have been prepared by a group consisting of
                 the Authors League of America, the Association of American Publishers, and an ad
                 hoc committee of educational institutions and organizations. In addition, fair use
                 guidelines for educational multimedia have been prepared by a group coordinated
                 by the consortium of College and University Multimedia Centers (CCUMC).
                 These guidelines describe safe harbor conditions, but do not purport to define the
                 full extent of "fair use."
                 The guidelines, as well as other source material, are available through a variety of
                 resources, including through the world wide web site http://fairuse.stanford.edu.
                 Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources, in collaboration
                 with the Council on Library Resources and FindLaw Internet Legal Resources, are
                 sponsors of this web site. The site assembles a wide range of materials related to
                 the use of copyrighted material by individuals, libraries, and educational institutions.
                 I hope that the discussion below helps to clarify further the nature of "fair use."
                 I. Fair Use for Teaching and Research
                 The "fair use" doctrine allows limited reproduction of copyrighted works for
                 educational and research purposes. The relevant portion of the copyright statue
                 provides that the "fair use" of a copyrighted work, including reproduction "for
                 purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for
                 classroom use), scholarship, or research" is not an infringement of copyright. The
                 law lists the following factors as the ones to be evaluated in determining whether a
                 particular use of a copyrighted work is a permitted "fair use," rather than an
                 infringement of the copyright:
                 * 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.
                 Although all of these factors will be considered, the last factor is the most important
                 in determining whether a particular use is "fair." Where a work is available for
                 purchase or license from the copyright owner in the medium or format desired,
                 copying of all or a significant portion of the work in lieu of purchasing or licensing a
                 sufficient number of "authorized" copies would be presumptively unfair. Where only
                 a small portion of a work is to be copied and the work would not be used if
                 purchase or licensing of a sufficient number of authorized copies were required, the
                 intended use is more likely to be found to be fair.
                 A federal appeals court recently decided an important copyright fair use case
                 involving coursepacks. In Princeton University Press, et.al. v. Michigan Document
                 Services, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that the
                 copying of excerpts from books and other publications by a commercial copy
                 service without the payment of fees to the copyright holders to create coursepacks
                 for university students was not fair use. The size of the offending excerpts varied
                 from 30 percent to as little as 5 percent of the original publications. Although the
                 opinion in this case is not binding in California, it is consistent with prior cases from
                 other courts, and there is a reasonable likelihood that the California federal courts
                 would reach a similar conclusion on similar facts.
                 Where questions arise, we suggest that you consult the guidelines for classroom
                 copying and other available source material available on the fair use web site, cited
                 above. Please note that the guidelines are intended to state the minimum, not the
                 maximum, extent of the fair use doctrine. Thus, just because your use is not within
                 the guidelines, it is it not necessarily outside the scope of fair use. In the absence of
                 a definitive conclusion, however, if the proposed use deviates from the guidelines,
                 you should consider obtaining permission to use the work from the copyright
                 owner. In instances where the fair use question is important and permission would
                 be difficult or expensive to obtain, a member of the Fair Use Advisory Group
                 (described below) or the Legal Office can assist in analyzing whether a particular
                 proposed use would constitute "fair use."
                 Some photocopying services will obtain copyright permission and add the price of
                 the royalties, if any, to the price of the materials. A request to copy a copyrighted
                 work should generally be sent to the permission department of the publisher of the
                 work. Permission requests should contain the following:
                 * Title, author, and/or editor, and edition
                 * Exact material to be used, giving page numbers or chapters
                 * Number of copies to be made
                 * Use to be made of the copied materials
                 * Form of distribution (classroom, newsletter, etc.)
                 * Whether the material is to be sold
                 Draft form letters can be obtained from or reviewed by a member of the Fair Use
                 Advisory Group or the Legal Office.
                 For certain works, permission may also be sought from the Copyright Clearance
                 Center (CCC) which will quote a charge for works for which they are able to give
                 permission. The Copyright Clearance Center can be contacted at
                 www.copyright.com or (978) 750-8400, but it may be easier to go through a
                 copying service that deals regularly with the CCC.
                 II. Course Reserves
                 Some libraries at Stanford will refuse to accept multiple photocopies or to make
                 photocopies of copyrighted materials needed for course reserves without first
                 having permission from the copyright holder. Other libraries on campus will accept
                 a limited number of photocopies for course reserves. Consult individual libraries for
                 clarification of their policies.
                 While the libraries have blanket permission from dozens of journals, obtaining
                 permission sometimes takes a good deal of time. Experience in obtaining
                 permission has shown that an inquiry addressed to a journal publisher frequently
                 produces information that the copyright is actually held by the author, and four
                 weeks is often inadequate to obtain such permission. Four to six weeks is
                 considered the norm.
                 Permission may be obtained in a number of ways:
                 * Upon request, some libraries on campus will obtain materials for course reserve.
                 In these cases, the librarian will write to obtain permission to photocopy or to
                 purchase reprints. However, most libraries do not provide this service.
                 * Written permission may be obtained by the academic department.
                 * Oral permission may be obtained by faculty members, departmental secretaries,
                 or library staff, in which case a written record is needed of that action.
                 Note that filling course reserve requirements may require two to three months
                 before the quarter begins if the library does not already have a copy of the
                 publication, if the publication is out of print, or if the copyright holder is not readily
                 available.
                 III. Resources
                 Additional information on copyright issues may be found on the world wide web
                 site http://fairuse.stanford.edu.
                 Questions about the copyright law as it affects faculty and staff in their University
                 capacities should be directed to a member of the Fair Use Advisory Group (see
                 attachment) or to Linda Woodward in the Legal Office (3-9751), who can put you
                 in touch with the appropriate lawyer to respond to your specific question.
                 Questions about library policy and course reserves should be addressed to Assunta
                 Pisani, Associate Director, University Libraries (apisani@sulmail or 3-5553).
                 Information concerning the application of copyright law to computer software can
                 be found in the memorandum "Copying of Computer Software" distributed by the
                 Library and Information Resources and in Administrative Guide Memorandum 62.
                 Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the observation of these guidelines.