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Sec. 102. - Subject matter of copyright: In general

(a)  Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Works of authorship include the following categories:

(1)  literary works;

(2)  musical works, including any accompanying words;

(3)  dramatic works, including any accompanying music;

(4)  pantomimes and choreographic works;

(5)  pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;

(6)  motion pictures and other audiovisual works;

(7)  sound recordings; and

(8)  architectural works.

In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.


Editors note: 

There is an ongoing dispute about the use of copyrighted materials with CST, who claim to be the copyright owners of all of Ron Hubbard's writings. CST is a corporation with a P.O. box address in California. We have chosen not to challenge this claim unprovoked and have therefore chosen not to use his works except for fair use quotes. We have however left the procedures, ideas, processes and methods of operation and principles unchanged as defined by Ron Hubbard. As per the above quote of US copyright law, these can not be copyrighted (apparently to protect society and the culture against knowledge monopolies). We have chosen to follow Ron Hubbard's system, not because it is necessary the most optimum procedures, but because it the most thoroughly tested system of processes to achieve the goal of Clear. 
Other procedures and processes have been developed to archive the same goal (but based on the same basic principles and axioms). They may or may not work faster or better. We have chosen to stay 100% with the proven path. We originally called it Hubbard Streamlined Technology, because it followed Ron Hubbard's  extensive research notes (HCOB's) closely, but was more streamlined as far as the communication was concerned.

Hubbard™ and L. Ron Hubbard™ are however trademarked property of CST - whatever that means. To Clearbird it means, we use Ron Hubbard (not trademarked) to describe the person that primarily defined and developed the technology and we call the technology for Clearing Technology or CT for short. To call it SCT could mix it up with CST so CT is our designated abbreviation.

Besides fair use quotes and processes/procedures from Ron Hubbard's work we have especially used excerpts (with permission) from Geoffrey Filbert's Book Excalibur Revisited, which is free on the web and can be downloaded in it's totality here. (we recommend the html (frame) version). He copyrighted his work in 1982. This was after the dissolvement of HASI, the membership organization set up by Ron Hubbard. HASI was the copyright owner of Ron Hubbard's works up to May 10, 1977. (HASI was set up as a membership organization to protect the ethical use and dissemination of the technology and keep it free of special interest groups' control.)  After 1977 the work (written prior to this date) was in public domain until around 1984 where edited and altered versions got copyrighted by CST. But apparently the original technical writings and taped lectures are in the public domain. Legally, Filbert has clear copyright to the content of his book. It by the way includes the processes, axioms and definitions - which of course cannot be copyrighted according to the law. His registration is:

1. Registration Number: TX-894-990 Title: Excalibur revisited : the Akashic book of truth / [Geoffrey C. Filbert] Description: 792 p. Claimant: Geoffrey C. Filbert Name in © Notice: notice: Geoffrey C. Filbert & Akashic Applications of Scientology Created: 1982 Published: 2Feb82 Registered: 26Apr82.

Also we have used fair use quotes from "Study Basics", that we recommend in its totality. It is available here for download.

We have also used excerpt from L. Kin's Books (Axioms, Chapter on ARC, Meter Basics, Assists) available from the publisher and his distributors.

We have also used fair use quotes from the Pilot's works (Int Remedy). They are available for free on the web here.

In case the CST corporation or their affiliates RTC or OSA corporations want to challenge our legal rights to publish a new, user-friendly manual on these 20 years plus old programs, processes, procedures and technologies they can take it to court. We will have our counsel insist upon that all of the CT Users Manuals and all of Ron Hubbard's original works are put into evidence and made part of the public record in a way the courts understand for sure. We have no ambitions of making any money from these manuals. We simply want to see the fulfillment of the original purposes of HASI: Ensure the actual ethical use of these 20 years plus old technologies and keep them free from vested interests.

The Editors. 


Fair Use:

TITLE 17 > CHAPTER 1 > Sec. 107.
Sec. 107. - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono-records 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 -

(1)  the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2)  the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3)  the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.



Update Notes:

2005 version: Subtitle of publication changed from: "Users Manual in Standard Clearing Technology, Level 0-5" to: "Users Manual in Clearing Technology. Ability Clearing and Engram Clearing." Also "Clearing Technology" or "CT" is used throughout instead of "Standard Clearing Technology" and "ST". "Ability Clearing" is used for Levels 0-4 tech and Engram Clearing remains Level 5 tech. "R. Hubbard" is now called "Ron Hubbard" throughout. The whole publication has been proofread one more time. Some rough spots (especially "What is an ARC break", "Prepared Lists" chapter have been edited for clarity. Many pictures have been replaced with better ones. Many new pictures have been added. The corrections are in terms of content minor throughout and older versions are still usable.

The 2004 edition, version 8x with built-in Search function. January 1, 2004.

Standard Clearing Technology - Version 4.55Pro, updates from 4.0:
Overview updated. New chapter on Study and word clearing. Also PC Hat. Updates in Time Track, Illustrated.  More data on CDEI Scale and ARC breaks. Know-mystery and Awareness scale data revised.  Comments on Axioms slightly revised. CT-1: Update regarding running Objectives. CT-3: Updates to Recall Int Remedy. CT-4: New chapter on 'Living with right and wrong' and 'Manners'. Updates under 'Effort processing' and 'Justifications'. CT-4Pro is of course entirely new. CT-5: A short history of Engram running with a preview of CT-5 - Engram Clearing. Also The Time Track and Engram Running. (CT-5 - Engram Clearing - will be published later in 2003 on this website).
(Version 4.55 smaller updates to "Guided Tour")

Also, May 9 update: two relevant links to copyright questions: About Copyright, Legal. Clearbird's Copyrights

Version 5.1. Updates, Additions to Level 0-4Pro (sections marked with asterix (*): CT-0: PC Hat, (PC Hat, Print-out), Meter drill on Metabolism, Meter Check, (typo), Metabolism, Chapter on Drugs. CT-1: EP of Objectives. CT-2:  (typo), Def. of Responsibility, POW comment. CT-3: Sample Repair Pgm. CT-4Pro: Suppression and Entheta, Pick Your Fights, Glossary (entries marked with*), Basic Vitamin Table (Glossary). PTS RD CL., Illness, Health & Auditing.

Version 7.0 Pro Updates: Checksheets for Level 0, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4,   Solo Auditing Basics.

Version 7.0 to 8.0 Search function added. Titles of each document revised as to show up more understandably in 'Search'. All links double checked and faulty or misdirected links corrected. Search function added to Glossaries and and a number of glossaries already contained in manual are made easily accessible from glossary page. Design of front page redone. Navigation of Index page revised and improved. General revision of of typesetting errors and page set-up.



Clearbird Publishing and The Road to Clear are not affiliated with Church of Scientology or the official Dianetics organizations. 

Scientology, Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard, Standard Tech, Book One, E-meter, Happiness Rundown, Purification Rundown, etc. are trademarked words owned by L. Ron Hubbard's estate and heirs (RTC, CST) and are as a rule not used in this publication. The Road to Clear is an independent presentation of L. Ron Hubbard's Standard Tech of Scientology and Dianetics and does not violate any law within copyright or trademark as covered in length under 'About Clearbird'. Clearbird is a publisher independent of organizational and financial interests of Church of Scientology, the Sea Organization, etc. Road to Clear is an independent textbook in the subjects of Scientology and Dianetics made available to the online community totally legally based upon Clearbird Publishing's copyrights.  

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