Copyright, site policies and legal info


Cookie Policy

PREFACE: the European Union saw an actual and very, very serious problem, that is people continuously tracked online in many ways, including “cookies”… and “fixed” it in a terrible way. Italy, where I am based, made it worse. Instead of mandating the addition of cookie management functions in all the very few Web Browsers you use, it decided to force every website you visit to annoy you with “cookie information” banners as follows (see the service request below!). Sorry, and here it is:

COOKIE POLICY: This website uses cookies otherwise it couldn’t exist, not in a modern form anyway, like pretty much all the current World Wide Web. At the moment, the only cookies you get from here are so-called “technical cookies” (by the WordPress software) that are not shared with any third party, and not used in any other way than to make WordPress run. Basically, you are tracked online all the time, but it is not through the cookies you get from here.

Service request (August 2015): I am rebuilding this server and all the websites it hosts from scratch. This is why, right now, there is only this static notice instead of the banner on which you should click. Assuming it is needed for technical cookies only, the prescribed banner for first time visitors will be added as soon as possible. If you can recommend a FREE/OPEN SOURCE WordPress plugin that is as light and stable as possible and gives visitors that notice for technical cookies only, please let me know.

Copyright and Terms of Use

All the content of this website, unless explicit declared in the body of a specific page, is “Copyright 2001 or later Marco Fioretti, All Rights Reserved”. Yes, the current copyright regime is terrible, but whoever made you believe that “if something is online is in the public domain” told you the biggest lie on the Internet. Really. In practice, this means that, unless otherwise noted in some page:

  1. You are very welcome to use short excerpts of any page, if completed with both attribution and link to the original page here.
  2. You are very welcome to print by yourself copies of single pages, to hand them out to people without Internet access, or to put them on your office billboard, or similar places
  3. But you are NOT ALLOWED to copy whole pages of this website anywhere else. Copying whole pages is NOT Fair Use in all practical cases, INCLUDING “non commercial” ones.
  4. When I find unhautorized copies of my writings online, I don’t waste time with lawyers, DMCA takedowns and such. I follow this much simpler and, so far, much more effective procedure instead, and I invite everybody to do the same

The reasons why **I** say and do this, while being at the same time an advocate for “Free as in Freedom” culture, have nothing to do with the ridiculous ones inside those anti-“piracy” warnings we are all forced to endure whenever we watch a movie in a theater, or on DVD. Those reasons are explained here. Please read them, you may not have thought about them before.

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email.

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Miscellaneous legal info

  • Webmaster: Marco Fioretti
  • Copyright 2001-2015: Marco Fioretti
  • mfioretti @
  • P. IVA: 10373251007

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