Legal Notices

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; no malicious intent is 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 those 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 affirmative action.

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 varorium from the first edition, and from the original series, in the convention of true serial form, a trilogy, with three parts, “The Echo By Seas,” “The Shadows,” and “Caret.” 

This property proscribes to the intent of 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 the Electronic Copyright Office (ECO), TXu002098900/2018-05-18; 2018-11-02.]

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

This property is designated as a “Benefit.”  

The trilogy property has been concurrently archived in a cloud, (May, 2018; November, 2018) and remains listed with a variety of retail authorities. A technical code of verification code detailing minor changes in the text, and deposit are also annotated in the cloud to authenticate a true copy of the available titles by Soda Tom. These may be provided to the court, or courts.

An exception to the private curation of All Rights to this property, excluding the website, may consist of the following circumstance, with the exception of any adverse manner, or activity prohibited by law:

The rights to subsidiary use may be authorized by a court of civil law in The United States of America (USA), under the following conditions; that is, (1) there is a petition submitted, and approved by the court, or courts, granting the provisional use of enumerated subsidiary rights by the petitioner; (2) this grant is conditioned upon the greater consideration of the petitioner to donate in lieu of other consideration to natural, and/or wildlife organization; (3) the action is neither adverse to civil law, or prohibited by any applicable laws or treaty of the USA; and (4) the grantee undertakes, and provides for the curation, maintenance, archive, and free distribution of the property through the existing website, i.e.,, on a continuous basis, and without substantial change, or postage of unauthorized expense. [The date of warrant authority maybe changed at the discretion of the creator, and owner of this property; it is presumed to honor a petition to develop, and use of these rights, posthumous to the creator.]

The petitioner may not secure copyright separately on a subsidiary basis. Subsidiary rights do not supersede the ownership, copyright, or All Rights of the author. This property was created by “Soda Tom,” as identified by records of the USA, proceeding from May, 2017, ff, with infinite assertion thereby.

Notably, as further guidance, a clear title of authority (of warrants) may not proceed until the conclusion of the exausive, on, or about May, 2022, or thereafter, at the owner’s discretion, that being five (5) years or more from the original publication of copyright, May, 2017. The court, or an officer of the court, may pursue action on the owner’s behalf. 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 deposits of any, or all deposits of any editions with The Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. 

These provisions, 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. (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 No. 74-8016565545-4, including any, and all local, and county discretionary tax for sales and use. 

Public safety is implied by civil warrant authority. The lack of disclosure, or 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; and laws pertaining to charities; and Social Security Act.

Use of Links

Our feature presentations includes a variety of links in the section, Pub FX, “Special Effects for Literature,” under the provisions of Courtesy by share technology, or the Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license.

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.

All materials included not the property of are utilized provisionally with “Share” technology, or provided as a courtesy under the Creative Commons (CCO) license. Any instance where we may receive information the promotional use has not been intentionally granted by the owner, or withdrawn, may be 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, but not consisting of property of the site.

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

Errors, preference links, and requests for removal from the owner, for any reason, may be honored immediately, and on a permanent basis, with regret, upon official request.

No copy of any copyrighted property of, or any other party, is allowed under the applicable laws, excepting where it is explicitly allowed by the owner, e.g., free download. All material presented by is copyrighted, and cannot be offered for tertiary use, e.g., republication, including “links,” inclusion in a separate texts, e-book, or any property offered for sale, or resale. Applicable laws apply.

Royalty-free art and photography are used in this presentation, and attributed the source; special, and/or additional credits are given, e.g., “pexels,” “pinterest,” et al. These may be licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which permits royalty-free use for any legal purpose, including commercial. Please notify of any exception, correction, or change to specific provision, or item, e.g., sale of property. 

In each case, it is the policy of to provide free access to the original series for the enjoyment of the audience, and to generate revenue, directly and indirectly, for natural, and wildlife organizations; is not a licensed non-profit charity, e.g., 501 (3c), and cannot accept direct contributions for these charities. is not a subsidiary of The Humane Society of The United States, or any entity, or organization. In any other case, monies, including 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 international arm; The Environmental Defense Fund; and the Jesuit Society. However, it is not an affiliate any other party, or organization, or stock holder in any entity. The owner is a private citizen; operating under laws of the USA, and those of other nations; including 4 US Code Chapter 7.

Applicable laws apply.

Updated October, 2018

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