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WHEN BEZTIES TURN IN TO BOOTY CALLS OF A FEMALE KIND

13 Dec

It starts with making calls that take days to get returned, if…..

And then when calls or texts are returned, it is at a convenience to them, their wants, their needs and desires, and then… nothing for weeks, even months until that call or text or email comes, usually a text asking to do something with them of their want, their needs and desire…..

The signs were there- promises of things that would be done, showing up on your door step at late hours ONE cup of whatever in hand, not two, one for them, one for you… ONE

There was dropping the blunt hint of wanting a specific pitch-in benefiting their life, their convenience, an inconvenience to the askee. The talk centers around their problems with their spouse, their teen, their out laws and bosses. And then there is that use of the ‘word’- the J word, the K word, the M word, the T word and the N word, non of which are used in your home or vocabulary.

Nothing is said. Women are women, timid to speak up, moreso when the offensive one is a Beztie to do things with, maybe, hopefully, for life, or almost as long, until one day, damn if it doesnt smack of Booty Call Of A Female Kind.

Women do make Booty Calls on friendships. Just like in dating men (or women), women do come in to a friend relationship making promises that dont get kept with intentions that came off great out of the chute but, over time, petered (or paul’d) out. It is dating without the sex. It still doesnt feel good to note they werent there because of you.

Know this. It isnt you. It is them. They dont have what it takes for going the long haul. When the proverbial sh*t hits the fan, they will leave you S.O.L., hangin out there on your own where you figure you are better to be, until the next potential Beztie comes along and you try again.

Booty Call Bezties chase when you pull back.

The once in a while text turns in to e-stalking. The “I dont think so” response to their texted suggestion turns into eight more texts each one a cell phone screen longer than the prior text.

Saying nothing doesnt work. Saying something isnt listened to. Late night texts after nine, their talking about their ex or other girlfriends or moms, kids and husbands, learning their week was filled with other women friends….

Don’t take it personal. It’s not you. It’s a Booty Call of a female kind. Women with testosterone. Count to ten, wait 8 weeks and keep on keeping on.633pca

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TECH ACTIVISMs HEIRLOOM COPYRIGHT HEIST :

18 Oct

There are two sides to every story. When it comes to Copyrights there may be more than two- the Content Creators story, Technology’s and Derek Khanna’s Opine on Copyright Law and the Radio.http://dailycaller.com/author/dkhanna/

Khanna’s opine reminded me of my mentor’s earliest lesson in Licensing. Fresh out of Pratt, new in my ARTS career, my mentor gave me Copyright Clarity. He said, “The relationship between Artists and Agents is like the relationship between Pimps and Whores. If the Agent had talent of his own to sell, he wouldn’t need you but he doesn’t. He wants what you have and will tell you what you want to hear to sign on his dotted line…” My mentor’s words remained Mantra when it came to my negotiating deals, “if they could do it themselves they would. They can’t. But I can. This is my price. Like it. Good. Don’t like it? Bye.”

ARTS Creators are valuable to evolving technologies, Search Engines, Cable, Aereo, Publishers, Copyright Thieves and all Matters Copyright, as is Khanna’s Opine, too, protected under Copyright Code, Title XVII, Section 102, “…(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.”

Let’s talk Radio.

Remember Radio’s Battle of The Patents? Nikola Tesla was granted Radio patent Numbers 645,576 and 649,621. Corporate Activists interfered costing Intellectual Property creator Tesla to lose First File to Marconi. Marconi’s stock rose on Wall Street from $3 to $22 before Tesla prevailed.

Activists are interfering again.

Copyright is One-Size Fits-All. Copyright Protection is for Intellectual Property, the same for a Cup Cake Recipe, a new plant species, new breed of Tea Cup Yorkie, owner’s design of Jockeys silks or even Derek’s editorial. Internet associations, Activists and Lobbyists are intent to parse, split, dice and slice Copyright laws they espouse “should not be owned at all,” pitching Legislators a distorted value of an ARTS Copyright to its Creator. Abusive interpretation of Copyright Law must end.

It takes many players to put out Content, just like it takes a village to raise a child. ARTS and Personalities make Radio stations. If Corporate Whales don’t want to pay the cost of doing ARTS business, Royalties for Metallica, Beyonce, Jay Z or “America’s Got Talent” stars, an expense no different than paying Angels, Investors, VC, IP/IT fees or decorating posh offices et al, tell your investors to imagine Corporate bottom lines without ARTS. 

America really does have talent. IP thieves, Copyright Wolves, Corporate Whales and Sharks want it. It is a jungle out there for ARTS creators.

Khanna wrote the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will “restrict the ability of Congress to engage in domestic law reform to meet the evolving IP needs of American citizens and the innovative technology sector.” Wrong. In our Internet world, ARTS Copyrights is a global matter. With over one hundred signatories on the Berne Convention, trying to stop Copyright Law Abuse, no wonder Khanna doesn’t like TCPPA. TCPPA protects Intellectual Property Creators. If Tech Activists don’t like TCPPA then write photograph, draw, film or sing Content yourself but Keep Your Hands Off Our Copyrights. Removing or reducing ARTists royalties does not generate new jobs instead it stifles innovation pushing ARTS Creators on to Government dole. Corporate bottom line is not ARTS Creators’ worry. ARTS Creators’ concern is a Living Wage. 

Royalties are corporate partnering with ARTS Creators able to cut  deals themselves through opportunities to e-showcasing their talent globally via  youtube channels, mobile bumps and Dick Tracy watches. Corporations have options. Create an ARTS barn of people working for a fee. They won’t. They know spin doesn’t drive sales, talent does.  

Stealing online IP risks  Rockin’ The Rico. Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration” says “…Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.”  Khanna doesn’t like Tort Abuse. Simple. DON’T STEAL.

Askme.com, the poor ARTs Creators reference of choice, says “copyright law exists so as to govern the legality of ownership of an original work including the right to copy, adapt and distribute the work. Other users need authorization from the owner.” Users agree to Technology’s policies. Tech needs to man up and agree to ARTS Creators policies or create Content themselves.

The playing field for ARTS Content use will level when Corporate Biggies give up salaries, paychecks, perks, speaking fees agreeing to work in speculation of getting paid, if at all. Khanna’s e-world activism demands ARTS Creators give away family heirloom Intellectual Property for cheap. Forget Toddlers & Tiaras. Take this show on the road. Call it the Heirloom Copyright Heist.

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF IT ALL: WITHOUT MARCO POLOs 2D(dimensional) ARTS IP(intellectual property) CRISTOFORO COLOMBO WOULD NEVER HAVE DISCOVERED THE NEW WORLD:

13 Oct

READ THE STORY OF A BOY INSPIRED BY A BOOK TO GO OFF AND DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD…. http://www.centerforcopyrightintegrity.com

There is an IP(intellectual property) lesson learned from the Discovery of America…. Columbus Day is celebrated with pomp and circumstance. Marco Polo is the man least credited for the New World being found. All Marco Polo gets is a popular water game of Hide n’ Seek named after him but in the real world of exploration and adventure, there is more to the Intellectual Property story. At an age current health policies considers adults to be kids, Marco Polo, all of 17, traveled 5600 miles with his dad, Niccolo, and uncle, Matteo, to meet the grandson of Ghengis Khan. Kublai Khan was the Emperor of Hungary, Russia, Persian, North India, China and Korea. Polo was all of 17. The year was 1271. Marco Polo was considered a man.

Marco’s father and uncle had met the Emperor on one of their earlier adventures.….

 

AM WILD ABOUT NEVADA HARRYs LAW OF THE LAND DECLARATION…. YUP:

28 Sep

Harry Reid made his point government looming shutdown in the Budget Debate – four words- THE LAW OF THE LAND. Nevada’s Tax Haven makes Harry’s Laws different from the Land.

The law of America is to pay taxes and to cooperate with the IRS. Nevada is one of two states that wont share information with the IRS. Nevada is one of a few states that is a magnet for corporations layering shell corporations Nevada holds its state to a different authority. Harrys. As far back as 2006, Congress was holding hearings into Harry’s Home State (http://www.keytlaw.com/irs/061114test.htm). The difference between 2006 and 2013, it takes seconds on line to support that Harry has been playing Houdini with monies that should be making AMERICA’s bottom line healthier rather listen to Harry’s Home State commercials, ‘What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” Not anymore- courtesy of proponents of the Free Internet, administration, Search Engines and ISPs.

The vitriol of the politics is unsustainable. People are being scared to death. The Talking Points on Cspan and other shows has become vile. Legislators get on and slam colleagues. Callers in repeat the same nonsense being repeated show to show to show. There isn’t much to argue with when documents that were filed are put forth.

So, concurrent to the conversation of Technology hiding billions, domestically and/or overseas, and the conversation about Bitcoins, the newest con game in town, the Usual Suspects: Nevada, Delaware, Texas and California including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and a few unexpected diamonds…

Heads of Google? Facebook? Microsoft? Apple? Taking people’s Intellectual Property? Democrats. NOT Conservatives yet both companies have all types of people working there point being the decision to take people’s private information and sell it isn’t a Right Wing Conspiracy.

Google- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. Same for Facebook, both of whom have Corporations filed as Foreign Entities in Nevada, Texas and Delaware, Safe Harbors they hide behind in their effort to avoid paying for the coming Judicial Decisions for Rocking The Rico and Abuse of Fair Use. 38 Hits for Google in Delaware. 11 Hits for Google in Texas. 14 Hits in Nevada (give or take a few in each state).  Microsoft? Washington state- Patty May. Apple? Home state- Cupertino, California.

Facebook- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. 3 Hits in Nevada, 9 Hits I Delaware including Facebook Beirut LLC/Payments/Services/Investor Group/Operations/Global Holdings. In California, home state? 3 Hits. Facebook Payments/Sales and Inc. Texas? 3 Hits. And the fun fact that Facebook is homed in CA at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park.

Microsoft Network LLC, a Washington State (Patti May) mailing address claims a State of Formation in Delaware (Joe Biden) and has a Texas Taxpayer number yet failed to register am SOS Registration Date, Registered Agent name or Registered office address. (https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=microsoft%20&Button=search&Search_ID=30119174875)

In the state of Nevada, 1.17% tax is supposed to be collected on gross wages with payroll over what used to be $62,500, slightly hard to do if the Foreign Entity doesn’t make that Declaration.

Nevada has beacoup Registered Agents some of who are national companies. The Corporation Trust Company of Nevada lists a registration of over 43,500 business entities in Nevada.  National Registered Agents, Inc of NV  represents 19,275 entities. Nevada Corporate Planners Inc register over 5395 companies. Some like Braemar represent only two. It seems the Apple does not fall far from its genre.  United States Corporation Agents, Inc. lists 23,670 foreign corporations, a few of which are Squanto LLC, an active corporation listed at 2269 Chestnut Street in San Francisco CA 94123. Managing member? Paul Francis Pelosi Jr.

(http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=WVYFdWMr5BXsVfOUxPehzA%253d%253d

) Natural Blue Resources listed out of Santa Fe New Mexico at the adress of 200 W Devargas St 7, 87501, with Paul Pelosi Jr, (president and secretary) affiliated with DATAMEG CORPORATION out of Delaware; Petrus Capitol Holdings one of two Business entities under registered agent “SERGIO ADAMI”, and the other, TISQUANTUM FERTILIZER COMPANY INC. (http://nvsos.gov/SOSEntitySearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=1hZILBjyWFb%252bvSKGOs%252b6Cw%253d%253d&nt7=0) According to (http://www.trademarkia.com/squantos-secret-fertilizer-85163214.html)

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” by Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc   Henderson, NV 89052. The USPTO has given the “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark serial number of 85163214. The current federal status of this trademark filing is ABANDONED- no statement of its use was filed.The correspondent listed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc    of 2850 W Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite 200, Henderson Nevada, 89052, . The “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark is filed in the category of “Chemical Products.” The description provided to the USPTO for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Fertilizers. The owner of US Trademark No. 85163214, include Tisquantum Fertilizer Company, Inc   Inc and the “other” company registered  by Sam Adami, being, Petrus Capital Holdings Inc. On  October 28, 2010, the trademark, Squantos Secret Fertilizer was filed. The trademark was accepted on April 19 2011.  January 16 2012, the trademark was abandoned.

The Registered Agent, Secretary and Treasurer of Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc, as of 2013, according to the online Nevada Department of Corporations, are Adami. Paul F Pelosi is listed as a Director in 2013. The company president is Xu Hu. A director of the company is Paul F Pelosi. The given adress for all is 2830 W HORIZON RIDGE PKWY, Henderson NV 89052.

The irony of the trademark, albeit abandoned, Squantos Secret Fertilizer is named after an Indian, whose other name was, shock, Tisquantum, the name of the company Paul F was listed as director of in 2013. Tisquantum born, died and buried in Massachussets (Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA) must be rolling over in his grave to be so dishonored with a Fertilizer Company named after him. Tisquantum was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival, according to Wikipedia. If Paul Pelosi can sit as a Director on a company for Fertilizer in 2013 then surely Dan Snyder wont be slammed anymore for a the historic name of his football team.

 

Natural Blue Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages exploration, acquisition, and development of various interrelated ‘green’ businesses, including waste stream recycling, plastic and steel recycling, and a ‘print responsibly’ business segment that would use recycled printing processes both online and in the traditional print process. Subsidiaries The company’s principal direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries include EcoWave, LLC a Delaware limited liability company (EcoWave) and Natural Blue Steel, Inc., a Delaware corporation (NBS). (http://corp.delaware.gov/pdfs/whycorporations_english.pdf)

Delaware posts to its website “More than 1,000,000 business entities have their legal home in Delaware including more than 50% of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 64% of the Fortune 500. Businesses choose Delaware because we provide a complete package of incorporation services including modern and flexible corporate laws. Delaware offers remote agents (http://www.corp.delaware.gov/remoteagts.shtml)”

EcoWave holds the worldwide, excluding the Republic of Korea, use and manufacturing license to patents and technology rights for waste treatment using microwave technology. Kaleida Eco Ventures, Inc. (Kaleida) is licensing the technology for use in waste treatment plants located in Korea. Kaleida is the manufacturer of the equipment which EcoWave intends to market and sell. It is intended that EcoWave would sell waste treatment equipment into which is incorporated a proprietary process to third parties who would treat waste. In December 2009, EcoWave purchased the pilot unit necessary to allow EcoWave to facilitate a hand review of the process and establish small scale residual processing. Natural Blue Steel The company has formed NBS to operate in the recycled steel market. The company, through NBS, intends to make arrangements for the purchase and subsequent resale of recycled steel, through the acquisition of abandoned buildings, which it would demolish to recover and sell the scrap steel. NBS’ principal product and service would be the identification and procurement of recycled steel predominantly from old warehouses throughout North America and then the dismantling, cutting, and transporting of scrap steel to its end customer. History Natural Blue Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009..

Nevada incorporators claim Nevada provides a layer of privacy and anonymity.

Banks are supposed to contact Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to verify you’re not on a “watch list” before you open an account.  OFAC is a department within the US Treasury of which the IRS is the collection arm. While the Nevada Secretary of State doesn’t collect stockholder information, corporations and LLC’s must file for a state business license, fill out the application asking for names, addresses, date of birth and the SSN of all the owners, and pay a $100 fee.   (http://nevadavirtualoffice.com/Nevada_irs_information_sharing_agreement.htm)Nevada Virtual Information says Harry’s state of Nevada sells their information to clearinghouses.  “These data firms sell their data to ChoicePoint.  This company provides data mining and database services to the IRS.”  NVO advises companies, if you want your information NOT sold… grin… be nice to Wild Shot Cheney in that his home state of Wyoming doesn’t sell corporation information nor  collect stockholder data either.  IRS employees know how to use the internet and can log unto the NV Secretary of State website. But when Registered Agents have thousands of foreign corporations they represent, the time needed to go through each and every Registered Agent clients is daunting.

The jump to dump DOCS has been the best and the worst thing in the history of the world. A stalker can find a target; the IRS only needs to search “CASH” “Food” and a zipcode.” Harry had his Department of Corporations put their database on line, as did Nancy Pelosi, Patty May, and every other leader, Senate, House, Republican or Democrat, black, white, pink, immigrant born or native son. The IRS will be raking bucks in chasing people down. Every brother, mother and well intentioned customer just wanting to give a Shout Out on YELP to their FAVE has become a blogger. It was just a matter of timing Harry’s Home State of Nevada would be outed by his own words, THE LAW OF THE LAND, a brief history of which is at the end of this piece.    

The anger heard from the people is being misdirected. The people’s anger should be launched at Legislators who came so ill prepared to this debate with poor research provided by staff. IF this is about the people then Patty May owes her constituents an apology for knowing her whale is swimming in Harry’s and Joe’s and other states ponds when those diverted Tax Dollars are needed back home. As should Governor Jerry Brown be slamming his constituents for hoarding money in every political duckout pillow when Home State needs a handout.

As for Texas, Ted- 21 hours is to be applauded, black sneaker et al but the point would have been better made having a staff who figured this out and given you the millions of corporations names hiding in Delaware and Nevada to make the point, there IS money and Harry, Nancy, Joe (and Texas, Wyoming, etc) are hoarding the caching that will even out America’s bottom line. Put the Bucks Data before the people? Mr. Obama is always wanting people to tell him what to do…. The Internal Revenue Service will be doing just that. Be nice to them. Quoting the USPTO, ‘we dont write the laws, we just enforce what Legislators write.’ The IRS is in lockstep with Mr. Obama as enforcement for Data Gathering on who has how much, have they paid, insured and all is the IRS is supposed to bird dog bag to the President. Watch, more ‘Manchins’ whose home states are hurting will come on board the Back The Budget and Get Off The Obamacare train…. Remember… courtesy, Google, Facebook, et al? The IRS is watching you and you and you and you… And reconsider, staff who should have done this digging and ‘reporters’ when what Legislators really need are damn good investigators who look beyond headlines even Legislators have resorted to citing as inspiration…

So to Recap with a bit of Taxes History Lesson Courtesy of the IRS. Think about Squanto at Thanksgiving time. Consider this his gift, round two. Squanto met the English ship the Mayflower when it  landed, in 1620, on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket. It was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When the harvest was gathered, the Pilgrims and Indians feasted together–a tradition that continues hundreds of years later.

(http://www.irs.gov/uac/Historical-Highlights-of-the-IRS)

1862 – President Lincoln signed into law a revenue-raising measure to help pay for Civil War expenses. The measure created a Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the nation’s first income tax. It levied a 3 percent tax on incomes between $600 and $10,000 and a 5 percent tax on incomes of more than $10,000.

1872 – Income tax repealed.

1909 – President Taft recommended Congress propose a constitutional amendment that would give the government the power to tax incomes without apportioning the burden among the states in line with population. Congress also levied a 1 percent tax on net corporate incomes of more than $5,000.

1913 – As the threat of war loomed, Wyoming became the 36th and last state needed to ratify the 16th Amendment. The amendment stated, “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” Later, Congress adopted a 1 percent tax on net personal income of more than $3,000 with a surtax of 6 percent on incomes of more than $500,000. It also repealed the 1909 corporate income tax. The first Form 1040 was introduced.

1918 – The Revenue Act of 1918 raised even greater sums for the World War I effort. It codified all existing tax laws and imposed a progressive income-tax rate structure of up to 77 percent.

1919 – The states ratified the 18th Amendment, barring the manufacture, sale or transport of intoxicating beverages. Congress passed the Volstead Act, which gave the Commissioner of Internal Revenue the primary responsibility for enforcement of Prohibition. Eleven years later, the Department of Justice assumed primary prohibition enforcement duties.

1931 – The IRS Intelligence Unit used an undercover agent to gather evidence against gangster Al Capone. Capone was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years.

1942 – The Revenue Act of 1942, hailed by President Roosevelt as “the greatest tax bill in American history,” passed Congress. It increased taxes and the number of Americans subject to the income tax. It also created deductions for medical and investment expenses.

1952 – President Truman proposed his Reorganization Plan No. 1, which replaced the patronage system at the IRS with a career civil service system. It also decentralized service to taxpayers and sought to restore public confidence in the agency.

1953 – President Eisenhower endorsed Truman’s reorganization plan and changed the name of the agency from the Bureau of Internal Revenue to the Internal Revenue Service.

1961 – The Computer Age began at IRS with the dedication of the National Computer Center at Martinsburg, W.Va.

A picture is worth a thousand words. ENOUGH of saying the Republicans are elitist and 1%. Not one of the documents below is from a company headed by a Republican…. The scans below are worth millions in much needed tax dollars and NOW you know why I am Wild About Harry…. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

CARRIE DEVORAHs INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOES TO YALE:

13 Aug

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THE MAGNA CARTA ROCKS PROTECTING IP PROPERTY RIGHTS 800 YEARS YOUNG:

11 Aug

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(c) Carrie Devorah

The BIGGEST birthday bash for Intellectual Property rights is coming up in a year or two. Not long to wait, in light of the big fete coming up. The occassion? Why, for the Magna Carta, of course. The Magna Carta Libertatum or The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, is going to be turning 800 years young. While some will be celebrating history of the Sacred document, the greatest blowout bash of them all should be put on by Property Owners around the English Judicial System world, in reminder to Governments, Judiciaries, lobbyists and wonks, the Old Girl is 800 years young in the face of technology challenging Property Rights. Better men and women than Technology’s Titans have tried to remove Property Rights from the people before. They have come and gone.

The Magna Carta lives on.

Twenty eight Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom have signed on to a resolution planning to acknowledge a moment Americans have lost sight of. Within just a few years of America’s bi-centennial, the Magna Carta gift from the Brits was relegated to the United States Capitol’s ‘almost basement’, the Crypt. The Crypt? Where George Washington was almost buried until someone decided a great idea isn’t a good idea if it violates the Dead  Man’s Will, even a late President’s no matter if George’s widow Martha had been convinced taking him on a final tour from Mount Vernon to the Seat of Government, for eternity was a neat thing to do.

So that is where the British gift of Property Rights For the People sits at this time, in the almost- basement of Capitol Hill, removed from its spot of prominence in the Rotunda in 2010. Historically influential and relevant documents like statues or documents that influence Property Rights have a way of moving around the Hill. A Congressional resolution authorized its placement in the Rotunda before it was moved a floor down, to the Crypt. No word if the downgrading of the display to the Crypt was Congressionally authorized, too.

The Magna Carta? Not top of the list of interns ‘bibles’ to talk about when taking constituents on a look-see of Capitol Hill. The oversized cumbersome artswork sits off to the side. The details the artist put into his symbolism is quite complicated, one could easily bet even Brits don’t recall without taking a peek at crib sheets. The gift has taken on the momentum of that ‘wedding’ or ‘engagement’ gift that you never would have bought for yourself but were in an awkward position unable to say no to so it gets moved around and around and never put away JUST so you don’t offend Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Phil show up and want to see it and, oh heck, why didn’t they just give cash which would have been more practical.’ So there is sits, in the dim corner of the Crypt, a place designed for dead people. Most tours go right to Ground Zero for the obligatory toe shot atop the marble floor compass where North, South, East and West come together before walking the corridors from South to North, from the House to the Senate, under the rotunda, the Magna Carta was removed from.

Wrongly.

Young rappers might be thinking The Magna Carta is Jay Z’s newest album as titled “Magna Carta… Holy Grail.” It is not. The Magna Carta is an amazing historical document, The Magna Carta, Latin for “Great Charter” is all about Life and Freedom, fiscal and otherwise, for entrepreneurs and innovators. The Magna Carter is the gift of Financial Independence, or used to be until Technological Titans decided Property Rights was an Old World idea that needed to be done away with, not replaced, done away with.

The old American young rapper turned Mega Millionaire, Jay Z, lost a teaching moment of history that might actually bump the rapper’s sales in 2015 from potential confusion by human beat boxes emanating from historic illiteracy. Jay Z could have “attributed” his album’s name to the Angevin charter written in Latin creating a relevant moment addressing Commerce from music and the Arts In a world of 2D IP and ID. Jay Z still has the opportunity to teach his followers the lessons of forty men, citizens, who, in standing up to their leader John, King of England, in the year 1215, taught him his lesson of humility- people have  Rights To Their Property, something it seems legislators- Senators, Congressmen, Lords, Ladies, Baroness’, Counts, Marques’ and Members of Parliament seem to look beyond, while debating then legislating about Culture, Media, Intellectual Property, Housing, Education, Security, in Committee and out, in Judiciary and Small Business, not only in England and America but throughout the EU and Beyond-  the Magna Carta rocks, still to this day.

Long before America was born, long before America’s current political demise, England’s crown, King John, was faced by his People. June 15, 1215, the Feudal Barons gathered in the face of their King, in the field at Runnymede, near Windsor Castle. The Barons Charter, the Magna Carta, was clear. The Barons’ were going to protect their privileges with laws limiting their King’s powers. The Magna Carta expressed that government was subject to the same laws itself as its subjects, themselves. The Charter required King John, to (a) accept that his will was not arbitrary (b) thatNo freeman shall be taken, imprisoned, disseised, outlawed, banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will We proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers and by the law of the land” (c ) that “To no one will We sell, to no one will We deny or delay, right or justice.”

King John wanted to avoid a Civil War. Thirteen copies of Magna Carta were hand written in Medieval Latin on parchment that was then distributed throughout England. The King affixed his seal to the Magna Carta, a document that went on to become sacred in Law and Rule. Four of those original thirteen documents survive to this day. Though the Magna Carta, the Charter continues to proclaim certain liberties, it wasn’t always that easy or that way. Ten weeks after King John had consented and signed the document, Pope Innocent III nullified the Magna Carta. England fell into war with itself- English against English. 

Those Four historic surviving original Charters of Intellectual Property Rights will be brought together in 2015- one from Lincoln Cathedral, another from Salisbury Cathedral, and two from the British Library. There are later versions of the Magna Carta around. In fact, one of the later year copies, 1297 updates, resides in DC.

Now, as a document about Freedoms and Rights, the Magna Carta was not the  original, a first. As with most creative sorts, the iconic document’s authors inspiration for their 2D IP, Intellectual Property had been copied from the written word of the Charter of Liberties. The Charter of Liberties was written in 1100. King Henry the First had limited his own powers. The Charter of Liberties was translated in to French in 1219, then re-issued in the 13th Century. The Charter, originally called THE GREAT CHARTER OF THE LIBERTIES OF ENGLAND AND OF THE LIBERTIES OF THE FOREST, passed in to law in 1225, still sitting to this day on the Welsh and English statute books. Lord Baron Tom Denning, oft called the people’s Judge, said the Magna Carta is “the greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”  Lord Irvine, when Baron Denning passed, said in tribute,: “The name Denning was a byword for the law itself. His judgments were models of simple English which ordinary people understood.” Sometimes, Legislators don’t understand, so in tribute to Lord Denning, hear this- the people struggling to make ends meet, get it, that without ideas, they don’t make money. Without money, they don’t pay tuition, mortgages, put food on the table, clothes on thier back or taxes that keep you in governance, while Technological Titans taking 2D IP, ID and Commerce without compensation to the 2D IP owner, squire their billions away, legally and otherwise- on shore, off shore, in for-profits dba as non profits, as charity leaders somehow pulling down hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries or getting millions of dollars in grants from governments. (Stay tuned.) People today want what people in 1215 wanted- dignity, respect and honor.

The Magna Carta’s evolution is from a Medieval period icon reminding a King he was bound by the Peoples Law, on a journey to becoming Sacred Text inspiring the new America’s settlers from which to create the Constitution of the United States. Even with having migrated from England to an uncharted world, the Colonists moral compass was the bring along the foundational guarantees they had as Englishmen in England- the Magna Carta. Constitutional Law, that evolved from the Magna Carta, became rule of the land in the colonies. The Colonists went on to defer to the Habeas Curpus Act of 1679, the Petition of Right of 1628, the Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Act of Settlement of 1701. New world, new start. New beginnings.

And old ways… it seems. One can only wonder how and why the SCOTUS neglect the Magna Carta’s relevance in the decisions they ponder. Eighteen allegorical and historical influencers of Law sit above the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, sculpted on the frieze above them- North, East, West and South. King John holds the Magna Carta (www.godinthetemplesofgovernment.com) Now, I know Justice Ginsberg says she defers to the Torah for Chase Chase Peace- Rodef Shalom when she ponders decisions. How is it not one of the Justices pondered the Magna Carta when it came to Microsoft v Perfect 10.

There is something to be celebrated on Magna Carta Day 2015. Celebrants of Copyright Integrity should calendar in some partying too, a Worldwide Magna Carta Property Rights Day, reinforcing that Magna Carta Property Rights is almost, but not quite, a thousand years young. Soon. America’s Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, “no person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law,” is the Magna Carta’s guarantee of the People’s right to Property, core to the conversation of 2D IP, ID and Commerce, to this very day.

Grin, well, if there isnt one, there aught to be. In America and Europe, too. Ya think?

The Magna Carta artwork on display in the Capitol, was made by artist Louis Osman in England. Osman is the artisan who crafted the Crown for Prince Charles’ investiture, a token gift presented by the British Government to the United States celebrating Americas bicentennial independence. June 3, 1976, Representatives of the British Parliament formally presented their gift at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda and the United States Congress. Something to be said about toddlers even those two hundred years young, sometimes they don’t appreciate the value of a fine gift or have the etiquette to honor its giver even when it is not their taste and difficult to understand, which is not the case if American Legislators, and British too, grasp, the Magna Carta’s relevancy is eternal. FOrty feudal Barons who took on their King in a field outside his Castle, on principle and in order to do better than just survive from the fruit of their labors. The forty Barons stood up for the right for generations to come, including Jay Z, to create, innovate, design and yes, sing for more than their supper in Jay Z’s case- to profit.

Simple enough concept isnt it, a teaching lessons no interns would easily forget. The Magna Carta tells a Capitol Hill intern that with ownership of their Property Rights, they too can become CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg, Erich Schmidt, Tim Case, and YaHOO!

Sure, Capitol Hill interns can go on and recite the Architect of the Capitol notes to constituent Interns tour through the Capitol. The AOC’s notes describe the Magna Carta’s display pedestal is made of Yorkshire sandstone mixed with pegmatite, a rare three-billion-year-old volcanic stone from the Outer Hebrides. The artwork of the document sits in a presentation case flat hinged gold and white enamel stainless steel, crafted into like a box. The inner gold panel exhibits raised gold text duplicating the Magna Carta text; gold replicas of King John’s seal are bottom left of the document. Gold incised letters forming the English translation of Magna Carta are on the glass center divider. A gold plate sits upper part of the box….

The AOC’s notes on the Magna Carta glide past another teaching moment, I caught while working on my God project (www.godinthetemplesofgovernment.com). A biblical allegory you wont hear Legislators espouse often if at all, yet relevant in a conversation rocking the Hill- the debate over Adam and Eve versus Adam and Steve. So much for talking points not in their face.

Gift aside, relevancy of the blossoms on the Tree of Life’s branches are wrapped with blossoms of the Tudor Rose of England- white for the House of York, red for the House of Lancaster symbolizing the Conflict’s resolution, opposite sides intertwined red into white then in to peace. A shamrock was set celebrating Ireland; daffodils speaks for  Wales, the thistles stand for Scotland. The Oak, for Britain, becomes a gold and silver Royal Coat of Arms, set with gems, complete with the Unicorn and Lion, similar to those seen on top Streets in London. The snake, well… grin, probably shouldn’t go there. The ivy is to protect. The apples… well, we have to go there… are the Forbidden Fruit. And, it gets better- the mistletoe represents Family, Loyalty and Affection. Hmm, wondering if this is why the Gift from the British government was demoted a floor down. Well, the figures are suggestive of a 13th century illuminated document’s artistry.

The story that is priceless is Britain’s gift, beyond the gift reminding the Property Rights have lived on for Centuries, is the story told in Osman’s work- Union between a Man and a Woman. Fifty diamonds grace the dove. Symbolism? The 50 states (www.godinthetemplesofgovernment.com). The plate is engraved with symbolic designs of the sun, the moon, Adam and Eve, a crab with black pearls eyes, an emerald eyed dragon and a dove of peace with sapphire eyes. Eve’s hair is decorated with diamond has diamond stars in her hair. The raindrops are pearls. The Tree of Life stands, fed by four rivers of Paradise.

No irony lost. Without water feeding the roots of a tree, a Tree withers and dies. Without Artistic Freedom of Expression, religious, secular or other, entrepreneurial innovation afforded by Property Rights the Magna Carta provides, a country will not prosper.

America’s copy of the Ancient Relic, probably wont be invited to the UK’s Grand Blowout in 2015. America’s copy from 1297, sits in the National Archives on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC blocks up from the White House and blocks down from Congress. Copies of the copy can be bought in the gift shop. No word on if heirs of the Forty Feudals are DNA’d, cloned alive to Patent Troll it or squat on its domain. Wink. December 18, 2007, financier David Rubenstein bought the last privately owned copy of the Magna Carta, one of the surviving originals of the 1297 text, the version entered into England’s official Statute Rolls. The precious document sold at Sotheby’s New York auction house for $21.3 million. Rubinstein lent his M.C. to the National Archives, along with $13.5 million to build a new gallery and Visitor’s Center.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had said in his 1941 Inaugural address “The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history . . . It was written in Magna Carta.” Why if History and World leaders have got the Magna Carta’s “IT” so right, is it that in these modern times, Legislators are getting “IT” so wrong. As I am oft to say, over and over and over again, if need be, IT ISNT ABOUT JOBS its about owning our own 2D IP, ID and COMMERCE the Technological Titans deceived you into legislatively freeing… that said, for Technological Titans to profit from at the expense of who you used to be- both sides of the pond.

Titles are fine but they don’t pay for estates that have been in the family for centuries. Lords and Ladies and Counts and et al are suffering the same loss of incomes and IP the poorest person at the edge of town is losing. How can you expect to keep your family in history if you continue to be PC and give the baby away with the Bank (American slang for money.) Secret here, when you lose the Castle, the developers will cross the moat and convert your kingdom into pricey condos Churches and Heritage are being converted into in America.

I would think that America’s On-Top-Of-Things legislators will get this influential icon of Intellectual Property out of the Capitol basement, dust it off before returning it back to its former place of prominence I photographed it at for my God project (www.godinthetemplesofgovernment.com), right in full view where Legislators cannot help but look at it each time they pass to and from votes, events and, just because it is the right thing to do. And maybe even, the Architect of the Capitol will spring for one of the cheap copies of the Original Magna Carta text being sold at the Archives. Better yet, my illuminated documents are in museums around the world. Have your people call my people. Lets be honest between girls here, the gift is a bit gaudy. The message of forty Feudal Barons from 1215 is lost.

Mr. Rubenstein, can I get a donation from you of over 600 copies of the Magna Carta to place on walls outside Legislators doors, Christmas in August present, for when they come back to Congress? Then maybe, maybe the next time the Legislators cite the Founding Fathers they will take that ONE simple moment to remind people the Integrity of their Copyright, their Intellectual Property, is a global conversation America cannot fight alone. Maybe like children, Legislators need reminding that we all started somewhere and sometimes to move forward you have to look back. Globally, Property Rights is inherent to nations moving forward.

As for me, though my dance card is open. Am seeing my planning help needed… Do-over called for. 28 signers on a document heralding the game changing moment when Forty Feudal Barrons stood up  back in 1215? Should be Forty for those Forty.  Twin signers of 2013 with a Signer from 1215. I am anticipating my invitation to Magna Carta celebrations in tribute to my bringing both sides of the pond back to Square One in the conversation of Intellectual Property Rights Ownership – planning, celebrating the Original Document – the Magna Carta…. and talking more of Copyright Integrity

Session: 2013-14    Date tabled: 16.07.2013                                                                   Primary sponsor: Frank Dobson                                                                                     Sponsors (co-sponsors):   Frank Field, Edward Leigh, Karl McCartney, Penny Mordaunt, Andrew Stunell Field

“That this House welcomes the announcement that the four surviving original copies of Magna Carta will be brought together for the first time in history in 2015 to mark the 800th anniversary of its issue; notes that Magna Carta is one of the world’s most famous documents and that its principles are echoed in the British constitution and others around the world; congratulates the British Library, Lincoln Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral on uniting the original copies; further welcomes the chance for 1215 members of the public to see the manuscripts side-by-side in a special event; further welcomes the opportunity for scholars to see the documents together for the first time; and looks forward to the celebrations of Magna Carta’s anniversary in two years’ time.

Showing 28 out of 28                                                                                                     DATE SIGNED:  16.07.2013                                                                                          Frank Dobson . Frank Field . Pat Glass . Andrew Stunnell . Penny Mordaunt . Edward Leigh

DATE SIGNED:  17.07.2013                                                                                           Martin Caton . Jim Dobbin . Jim Cunningham . Jeffrey Donaldson . David Simpson . Virenda Sharma  . Jim Shannon . Alan Meale . Karl McCartney . Kelvin Hopkins . Mike Hancock . Khalid Mahmood

DATE SIGNED:  18.07.2013                                                                                           Peter Bottomley . Hugh Bayley . Graham Brady . Paul Flynn . Mike Gapes . Andrew George . Mary Glindon . John Leech . Bob Russell . Martin Vickers

 

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MAGNA CARTA TRANSLATION

[Preamble] Edward by the grace of God King of England, lord of Ireland and duke of Aquitaine sends greetings to all to whom the present letters come. We have inspected the great charter of the lord Henry, late King of England, our father, concerning the liberties of England in these words:

Henry by the grace of God King of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and count of Anjou sends greetings to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, sheriffs, reeves, ministers and all his bailiffs and faithful men inspecting the present charter. Know that we, at the prompting of God and for the health of our soul and the souls of our ancestors and successors, for the glory of holy Church and the improvement of our realm, freely and out of our good will have given and granted to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons and all of our realm these liberties written below to hold in our realm of England in perpetuity.

[1] In the first place we grant to God and confirm by this our present charter for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity that the English Church is to be free and to have all its rights fully and its liberties entirely. We furthermore grant and give to all the freemen of our realm for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity the liberties written below to have and to hold to them and their heirs from us and our heirs in perpetuity.

[2] If any of our earls or barons, or anyone else holding from us in chief by military service should die, and should his heir be of full age and owe relief, the heir is to have his inheritance for the ancient relief, namely the heir or heirs of an earl for a whole county £100, the heir or heirs of a baron for a whole barony 100 marks, the heir or heirs of a knight for a whole knight’s fee 100 shillings at most, and he who owes less will give less, according to the ancient custom of (knights’) fees.

[3] If, however, the heir of such a person is under age, his lord is not to have custody of him and his land until he has taken homage from the heir, and after such an heir has been in custody, when he comes of age, namely at twenty-one years old, he is to have his inheritance without relief and without fine, saving that if, whilst under age, he is made a knight, his land will nonetheless remain in the custody of his lords until the aforesaid term.

[4] The keeper of the land of such an heir who is under age is only to take reasonable receipts from the heir’s land and reasonable customs and reasonable services, and this without destruction or waste of men or things. And if we assign custody of any such land to a sheriff or to anyone else who should answer to us for the issues, and such a person should commit destruction or waste, we will take recompense from him and the land will be assigned to two law-worthy and discreet men of that fee who will answer to us or to the person to whom we assign such land for the land’s issues. And if we give or sell to anyone custody of any such land and that person commits destruction or waste, he is to lose custody and the land is to be assigned to two law-worthy and discreet men of that fee who similarly will answer to us as is aforesaid.

[5] The keeper, for as long as he has the custody of the land of such (an heir), is to maintain the houses, parks, fishponds, ponds, mills and other things pertaining to that land from the issues of the same land, and he will restore to the heir, when the heir comes to full age, all his land stocked with ploughs and all other things in at least the same condition as when he received it. All these things are to be observed in the custodies of archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys, priories, churches and vacant offices which pertain to us, save that such custodies ought not to be sold.

[6] Heirs are to be married without disparagement.

[7] A widow, after the death of her husband, is immediately and without any difficulty to have her marriage portion and her inheritance, nor is she to pay anything for her dower or her marriage portion or for her inheritance which her husband and she held on the day of her husband’s death, and she shall remain in the chief dwelling place of her husband for forty days after her husband’s death, within which time dower will be assigned her if it has not already been assigned, unless that house is a castle, and if it is a castle which she leaves, then a suitable house will immediately be provided for her in which she may properly dwell until her dower is assigned to her in accordance with what is aforesaid, and in the meantime she is to have her reasonable necessities (estoverium) from the common property. As dower she will be assigned the third part of all the lands of her husband which were his during his lifetime, save when she was dowered with less at the church door. No widow shall be distrained to marry for so long as she wishes to live without a husband, provided that she gives surety that she will not marry without our assent if she holds of us, or without the assent of her lord, if she holds of another.

[8] Neither we nor our bailiffs will seize any land or rent for any debt, as long as the existing chattels of the debtor suffice for the payment of the debt and as long as the debtor is ready to pay the debt, nor will the debtor’s guarantors be distrained for so long as the principal debtor is able to pay the debt; and should the principal debtor default in his payment of the debt, not having the means to repay it, or should he refuse to pay it despite being able to do so, the guarantors will answer for the debt and, if they wish, they are to have the lands and rents of the debtor until they are repaid the debt that previously they paid on behalf of the debtor, unless the principal debtor can show that he is quit in respect to these guarantors.

[9] The city of London is to have all its ancient liberties and customs. Moreover we wish and grant that all other cities and boroughs and vills and the barons of the Cinque Ports and all ports are to have all their liberties and free customs.

[10] No-one is to be distrained to do more service for a knight’s fee or for any other free tenement than is due from it.

[11] Common pleas are not to follow our court but are to be held in a certain fixed place.

[12] Recognisances of novel disseisin and of mort d’ancestor are not to be taken save in their particular counties and in the following way. We or, should we be outside the realm, our chief justiciar, will send our justices once a year to each county, so that, together with the knights of the counties, that may take the aforesaid assizes in the counties; and those assizes which cannot be completed in that visitation of the county by our aforesaid justices assigned to take the said assizes are to be completed elsewhere by the justices in their visitation; and those which cannot be completed by them on account of the difficulty of various articles (of law) are to be referred to our justices of the Bench and completed there.

[13] Assizes of darrein presentment are always to be taken before our justices of the Bench and are to be completed there.

[14] A freeman is not to be amerced for a small offence save in accordance with the manner of the offence, and for a major offence according to its magnitude, saving his sufficiency (salvo contenemento suo), and a merchant likewise, saving his merchandise, and any villain other than one of our own is to be amerced in the same way, saving his necessity (salvo waynagio) should he fall into our mercy, and none of the aforesaid amercements is to be imposed save by the oath of honest and law-worthy men of the neighbourhood. Earls and barons are not to be amerced save by their peers and only in accordance with the manner of their offence.

[15] No town or free man is to be distrained to make bridges or bank works save for those that ought to do so of old and by right.

[16] No bank works of any sort are to be kept up save for those that were in defense in the time of King H(enry II) our grandfather and in the same places and on the same terms as was customary in his time.

[17] No sheriff, constable, coroner or any other of our bailiffs is to hold pleas of our crown.

[18] If anyone holding a lay fee from us should die, and our sheriff or bailiff shows our letters patent containing our summons for a debt that the dead man owed us, our sheriff or bailiff is permitted to attach and enroll all the goods and chattels of the dead man found in lay fee, to the value of the said debt, by view of law-worthy men, so that nothing is to be removed thence until the debt that remains is paid to us, and the remainder is to be released to the executors to discharge the will of the dead man, and if nothing is owed to us from such a person, all the chattels are to pass to the (use of) the dead man, saving to the dead man’s wife and children their reasonable portion.

[19] No constable or his bailiff is to take corn or other chattels from anyone who not themselves of a vill where a castle is built, unless the constable or his bailiff immediately offers money in payment of obtains a respite by the wish of the seller. If the person whose corn or chattels are taken is of such a vill, then the constable or his bailiff is to pay the purchase price within forty days.

[20] No constable is to distrain any knight to give money for castle guard if the knight is willing to do such guard in person or by proxy of any other honest man, should the knight be prevented from doing so by just cause. And if we take or send such a knight into the army, he is to be quit of (castle) guard in accordance with the length of time the we have him in the army for the fee for which he has done service in the army.

[21] No sheriff or bailiff of ours or of anyone else is to take anyone’s horses or carts to make carriage, unless he renders the payment customarily due, namely for a two-horse cart ten pence per day, and for a three-horse cart fourteen pence per day. No demesne cart belonging to any churchman or knight or any other lady (sic) is to be taken by our bailiffs, nor will we or our bailiffs or anyone else take someone else’s timber for a castle or any other of our business save by the will of he to whom the timber belongs.

[22] We shall not hold the lands of those convicted of felony save for a year and a day, whereafter such land is to be restored to the lords of the fees.

[23] All fish weirs (kidelli) on the Thames and the Medway and throughout England are to be entirely dismantled, save on the sea coast.

[24] The writ called ‘praecipe’ is not to be issued to anyone in respect to any free tenement in such a way that a free man might lose his court.

[25] There is to be a single measure for wine throughout our realm, and a single measure for ale, and a single measure for Corn, that is to say the London quarter, and a single breadth for dyed cloth, russets, and haberjects, that is to say two yards within the lists. And it shall be the same for weights as for measures.

[26] Henceforth there is to be nothing given for a writ of inquest from the person seeking an inquest of life or member, but such a writ is to be given freely and is not to be denied.

[27] If any persons hold from us at fee farm or in socage or burgage, and hold land from another by knight service, we are not, by virtue of such a fee farm or socage or burgage, to have custody of the heir or their land which pertains to another’s fee, nor are we to have custody of such a fee farm or socage or burgage unless this fee farm owes knight service. We are not to have the custody of an heir or of any land which is held from another by knight service on the pretext of some small serjeanty held from us by service of rendering us knives or arrows or suchlike things.

[28] No bailiff is henceforth to put any man on his open law or on oath simply by virtue of his spoken word, without reliable witnesses being produced for the same.

[29] No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice.

[30] All merchants, unless they have been previously and publicly forbidden, are to have safe and secure conduct in leaving and coming to England and in staying and going through England both by land and by water to buy and to sell, without any evil exactions, according to the ancient and right customs, save in time of war, and if they should be from a land at war against us and be found in our land at the beginning of the war, they are to be attached without damage to their bodies or goods until it is established by us or our chief justiciar in what way the merchants of our land are treated who at such a time are found in the land that is at war with us, and if our merchants are safe there, the other merchants are to be safe in our land.

[31] If anyone dies holding of any escheat such as the honour of Wallingford, Boulogne, Nottingham, Lancaster or of other escheats which are in our hands and which are baronies, his heir is not to give any other relief or render any other service to us that would not have been rendered to the baron if the barony were still held by a baron, and we shall hold such things in the same way as the baron held them, nor, on account of such a barony or escheat, are we to have the escheat or custody of any of our men unless the man who held the barony or the escheat held elsewhere from us in chief.

[32] No free man is henceforth to give or sell any more of his land to anyone, unless the residue of his land is sufficient to render due service to the lord of the fee as pertains to that fee.

[33] All patrons of abbeys which have charters of the kings of England over advowson or ancient tenure or possession are to have the custody of such abbeys when they fall vacant just as they ought to have and as is declared above.

[34] No-one is to be taken or imprisoned on the appeal of woman for the death of anyone save for the death of that woman’s husband.

[35] No county court is to be held save from month to month, and where the greater term used to be held, so will it be in future, nor will any sheriff or his bailiff make his tourn through the hundred save for twice a year and only in the place that is due and customary, namely once after Easter and again after Michaelmas, and the view of frankpledge is to be taken at the Michaelmas term without exception, in such a way that every man is to have his liberties which he had or used to have in the time of King H(enry II) my grandfather or which he has acquired since. The view of frankpledge is to be taken so that our peace be held and so that the tithing is to be held entire as it used to be, and so that the sheriff does not seek exceptions but remains content with that which the sheriff used to have in taking the view in the time of King H(enry) our grandfather.

[36] Nor is it permitted to anyone to give his land to a religious house in such a way that he receives it back from such a house to hold, nor is it permitted to any religious house to accept the land of anyone in such way that the land is restored to the person from whom it was received to hold. If anyone henceforth gives his land in such a way to any religious house and is convicted of the same, the gift is to be entirely quashed and such land is to revert to the lord of that fee.

[37] Scutage furthermore is to be taken as it used to be in the time of King H(enry) our grandfather, and all liberties and free customs shall be preserved to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, Templars, Hospitallers, earls, barons and all others, both ecclesiastical and secular persons, just as they formerly had.

All these aforesaid customs and liberties which we have granted to be held in our realm in so far as pertains to us are to be observed by all of our realm, both clergy and laity, in so far as pertains to them in respect to their own men. For this gift and grant of these liberties and of others contained in our charter over the liberties of the forest, the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights, fee holders and all of our realm have given us a fifteenth part of all their movable goods. Moreover we grant to them for us and our heirs that neither we nor our heirs will seek anything by which the liberties contained in this charter might be infringed or damaged, and should anything be obtained from anyone against this it is to count for nothing and to be held as nothing. With these witnesses: the lord S(tephen) archbishop of Canterbury, E(ustace) bishop of London, J(ocelin) bishop of Bath, P(eter) bishop of Winchester, H(ugh) bishop of Lincoln, R(ichard) bishop of Salisbury, W. bishop of Rochester, W(illiam) bishop of Worcester, J(ohn) bishop of Ely, H(ugh) bishop of Hereford, R(anulf) bishop of Chichester, W(illiam) bishop of Exeter, the abbot of (Bury) St Edmunds, the abbot of St Albans, the abbot of Battle, the abbot of St Augustine’s Canterbury, the abbot of Evesham, the abbot of Westminster, the abbot of Peterborough, the abbot of Reading, the abbot of Abingdon, the abbot of Malmesbury, the abbot of Winchcombe, the abbot of Hyde (Winchester), the abbot of Chertsey, the abbot of Sherborne, the abbot of Cerne, the abbot of Abbotsbury, the abbot of Milton (Abbas), the abbot of Selby, the abbot of Cirencester, H(ubert) de Burgh the justiciar, H. earl of Chester and Lincoln, W(illiam) earl of Salisbury, W(illiam) earl Warenne, G. de Clare earl of Gloucester and Hertford, W(illiam) de Ferrers earl of Derby, W(illiam) de Mandeville earl of Essex, H(ugh) Bigod earl of Norfolk, W(illiam) earl Aumale, H(umphrey) earl of Hereford, J(ohn) constable of Chester, R(obert) de Ros, R(obert) fitz Walter, R(obert) de Vieuxpont, W(illiam) Brewer, R(ichard) de Montfiquet, P(eter) fitz Herbert, W(illiam) de Aubigné, G. Gresley, F. de Braose, J(ohn) of Monmouth, J(ohn) fitz Alan, H(ugh) de Mortemer, W(illiam) de Beauchamp, W(illiam) de St John, P(eter) de Maulay, Brian de Lisle, Th(omas) of Moulton, R(ichard) de Argentan, G(eoffrey) de Neville, W(illiam) Mauduit, J(ohn) de Baalon and others. Given at Westminster on the eleventh day of February in the ninth year of our reign.

We, holding these aforesaid gifts and grants to be right and welcome, conceed and confirm them for ourselves and our heirs and by the terms of the present (letters) renew them, wishing and granting for ourselves and our heirs that the aforesaid charter is to be firmly and inviably observed in all and each of its articles in perpetuity, including any articles contained in the same charter which by chance have not to date been observed. In testimony of which we have had made these our letters patent. Witnessed by Edward our son, at Westminster on the twelfth day of October in the twenty-fifth year of our reign. (Chancery warranty by John of) Stowe.