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Updated December, 2019

This is a work of fiction.

The names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents, entities, and anything else appearing in relation thereto are either the product of the author’s imagination, or used in a fictitious manner. No inference should be drawn from the opinions expressed in the text which imply malice, or malicious intent intended about any entity in the text, nor should it be sustained by the reader, or viewer. Any resemblance to actual persons, living of dead, or to actual events, is purely coincidental.

The views, and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any party in association with the property, and no content should be construed, or implied to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual, or law.

The property, The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories by Soda Tom, is a formal trilogy, with a first edition, and its serialized form, inclusive of any literary change. The Final Edition(s) is a varorium from the first edition, and the original series, in the convention of true serial form, a trilogy, with three parts, “The Echo By Seas,” “The Shadows,” and “^: or, Caret.”

This property supports The Paris 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights, wherein Article 2 states, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”

The sale, resale, or adaptation of any rights to this property in any manner is expressly prohibited, including subsidiary rights, except in relation to applicable laws of “fair use,” where proper credit should be given as “The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories by Soda Tom.” [Copyright Registration, U.S. Library of Congress, via Electronic Copyright Office (ECO), I of III, TXu002098900/ 2018-05-18; 2018-11-02; and II of III, ISBN: 9781980875352; and ISBN: 9781973595335, TXu002128471/ 2018-11-02; and III of III, ISBN: 9781070760216, TXu 002170269 / 2019-10-28; (ISB numbers, via Amazon kdp).]

All rights to the property, and to, as a part or whole, and the property contents thereof, and therein, are reserved by the owner, including all rights reverting from, as it appears in the records of The United States. This includes any, and all unassigned posthumous rights, under common treaty orders, (a priori, or “part A”) and cannot be lawfully conveyed for any use, or purpose, until civil authority exists, i.e., a period of five (5) years, or May, 2022.

This property has been designated as a “Benefit.” (This category is subject to change, subsequent to the exausive, or upon the death of the author, and owner of copyright(s), and/or assigns, e.g., “AWS.”)

The property is concurrently archived in cloud storage, and listed at digital library, and retail outlets. A technical code of verification detailing minor changes in the text, and the deposit(s), and new material is also annotated in the cloud to authenticate a true copy of available titles by Soda Tom. These may be provided to the court, or courts of law. [The date of civil authority may be changed at the discretion of the creator, author, and owner of this property, particularly in regard to the exausive.]

Any subsidiary rights in any domain shall not supersede ownership, copyright, or All Rights of the owner. This property was created by “Soda Tom,” as identified by records of the USA, beginning and proceeding from May, 2017, ff, with infinite assertion thereby. The court, or an officer of the court, may pursue action on the owner’s behalf, including criminal investigation. The property is governed by applicable laws, including changes of venue.

The property, and all versions were produced in association with the author, a sole proprietor, as “Soda Tom,” or other creative versions, “screen names,” or new material, including, but not limited to, Soda_Tom, Tom7, UT or U.T., Soda Tom7, Soda7Tom, et al; and/or separately, as Aye’s Merchant Trading Post, The Doghouse; UT, ut, or U.T., interchangeably, identifying the identity, and titles thereby. The official collective title of the trilogy property is: The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories, by Soda Tom; the included volumes, “The Shadows”; “The Echo By Seas”; “^, or, Caret”; the claim includes any part hereof, including, without exception, and including progress thereto, the materials, and new materials, changed during the editorial process, proofreading, and serialization; and, extending to other internet sites, or publication; and the deposits of any, or all deposits of any editions with U.S. Copyright Office, The Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C.

These provisions of proceeds from the works, including any error or omission, are authorized by the owner on any basis provided by law or equity, post mortem auctoris, and/or donatio mortis causa, ff, and intended to exclusively benefit natural, and wildlife organizations, or heart disease research, (ad infinitum). This intent ought to be construed by any authority of order as the intent of the author, the owner of copyright, in the service of all rights.

Soda Tom” is a pseudonym for the author, a sole proprietor {“author,” “owner”} as listed hereof, doing business [dba] under a Legal Name in the state of Florida, The United States of America (US or USA); inclusive of certain exemptions under FS 205.162; & Ord. No. 801-06. Florida sales, and use taxes are paid quarterly, where applicable, [including the FL Resale Certificate], including any, and all local, and county discretionary tax for sales and use.

The lack of disclosure, or the non-disclosure of certain locations, including the owner’s address, ISP address, et al, may be intentional, except as prohibited by law. does not participate in the Dark Web, Darknet; “Onion,” or anything else in relation thereto.

The United States is the country of first publication, in reference to section 104(b) of the 1976 Copyright Act, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, section 104(b), the Berne Implementation Act (1989), and any provisions otherwise relevant to foreign and treaty party copyright protection. All Rights is intended to comprehensively include any, and all translations, collections, special editions, changes to format, corrections, technical changes for the purpose of formatting, reissues or editions in sequential form, i.e., no. 01, no. 02, et al, or anything else in relation thereto, including errors, omissions, and any oversights, as well as new copyright registration, and laws. This includes applications, and closed claims, preregistration, and any evidence thereo, de jure, or de facto; and any version whereby material is excluded, for any reason.

Additional laws, and regulations, including proper Terms of Use, may arise in conjunction with the property, e.g., association or advertising with entities such as Tumblr; WordPress; Google; Amazon; kdp;; draft2digital; retail institutions; their web sites; et al; points-of-sale; US postal regulations; laws pertaining to charities, and the Social Security Act. Applicable laws apply.

Public Domain Equivalent License [PDEL]

     To the extent possible under the law, the person who has associated a Creative Commons license, or CC0, with this work has waived and disclaimed certain copyrights [excepting all rights, or the fair use of the property without attribution], and the related or neighboring rights to this work, upon death, and except as prohibited by law.

A “public domain equivalent license” (appearing above) may attach, and suffice, in the addition to the dedication, and attribution to The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories, by Soda Tom, or equivalent credit. The work is published from: The United States of America. [Creative Commons (CCO), April, 2019.]

Nota bene, the owner of the copyright does not warrant, or accept any liability, or legal or lawful exposure, in relationship to this release, or the licensed or unlicensed use of the property, in the public domain, hence and upon the time stamp of (CC) 1729 11 April 2019. (Anexausive,” whereof the owner may lawfully create a work with stated disability, under applicable laws, without any relationship, thereto) shall remain in effect during the owner’s lifetime. Violation of the exausive may result in civil, and criminal penalties, including due forfeiture of any licensed use.) No licensed use shall issue, de jure or de facto, or by any other means, until the date of the effective release of the property to the public domain; the latter shall be deemed to be coincident with the date, and the official time of a death, according to a formal death certificate, and issued by a duly-sworn public authority of law. *

The PDEL may be excepted by assigns of the successive serial rights, as first, second, or third, et al, to any form of production, solely by the owner, and upon assignment prior to order, and should be construed to include capital orders.

A release, and license for public ownership of the property upon the death of the owner for titles created by, and attributed to, Soda Tom, by pseudonym, as in fact, issues from, as-is, and includes the right to copy, distribute, derive, display, and perform selections from the property, with accurate attribution. Attribution for “Fair Use,” which is required by the terms of the license, and other laws, should accurately credit: “The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories, by Soda Tom.” 

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“The Echo By Seas” (PDF)

A Public Domain Equivalent License, per these terms,

was executed at: 1729 11 April 2019

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A feature in the third volume from The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories by Soda Tom, or “^ ; or, Caret,” was vested for future use. The short story is not scheduled to be published in any form, or made available to the public for download, and remains archived in a cloud with the complete works.

(The story in Caret is entitled “Three, if by Air,” and would otherwise comprise part two of the Volume III Episode, or 12, “Steeplechase Pier.” It concerns a quest to find “The Secret Goldfish” by a character, who contends “secret goldfish,” like the one attributed to D.B. Caulfield, of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in The Rye, actually exist, in Honduras, and have been discovered by tourists during fish pedicures in Roatan.)

Three, if by Air” may appear in later editions of Caret, and complete editions of The Echo By Seas; & Other Stories, by Soda Tom.

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A Pub Fx feature, inline links, allow the viewer to click directly upon artistic material to the artist’s, or photographer’s Share page, making each image a direct link.

Material included that is not the property of is utilized on a provisional basis by “Share” technology, or as a courtesy under the Creative Commons (CCO) license. Any instance where we may receive information the promotional use has not been granted by the owner, not supported, or withdrawn, is sufficient for us to permanently remove it.

Every effort has been made to caption, or provide direct attribution for any material appearing on the site, not consisting of property of the site. (Copy, or download of this material is not supported by this site, as it may constitute a violation of copyright.)

The inclusion of copyrighted material in “Pub FX,” Abstract Art, Playlists, “The Fizz,” et al, is attributed to the owners, and creators, and generally link directly to the owner’s site. These are included for the purpose of promotion, fair use, or to enhance appreciation for the industry, e.g., art, music, et al.

No copy of any copyrighted property of, or any other party, is permitted by the applicable law. All material presented by is copyrighted, and cannot be copied, and/or offered for another third-party use, i.e., e.g., any republication, inclusion in a separate text, e-book, or offered for sale, or resale, or anything else in relation thereto. A true copy of the latest edition remains available by warrant in cloud storage.

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It is the policy of to provide free access to the original series for the enjoyment of the audience, and, directly, or indirectly, support natural, and wildlife organizations. However, is not a licensed non-profit charity, e.g., 501 (3c), and it cannot accept contributions for these charities. is not a subsidiary of The Humane Society of The United States, or any other entity, or organization. Donations received by from the production may be contributed to a natural, or wildlife organizations, unless prohibited by applicable law, including the Social Security Act. is a supporter of The Nature Conservancy, The Humane Society of The United States, and the international arm; The Environmental Defense Fund; and the Jesuit Society. It is not an affiliate any other party, or organization, or a stock holder in any entity. The owner is a private citizen, under laws of the USA, and those of other nations, including 4 US Code Chapter 7.

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