Donate to the Fair Use Repository
The Fair Use Repository at fair-use.org is an effort to make important historical documents freely accessible, easily readable, and easy for researchers to cite online. We prepare freely-accessible electronic copies of (1) documents in the public domain, and (2) the portions of documents cited in fair use by participating researchers. We are working to make citation easy for human researchers and readers to use, and to encourage, by example, best practices in using semantic HTML and other open web technologies to mark up the passages of printed documents that we transcribe. Some of our past accomplishments and ongoing projects include:
Online editions of books, including the first complete online editions of: G. E. Moore’s Principia Ethica and Ethics, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, Benjamin Tucker’s Instead of a Book, by a Man Too Busy to Write One and Randolph Bourne’s The State
Hosting free online editions of over 2,000 historical documents from letters, pamphlets, periodicals, and anthologies, on philosophy, history, politics and radical social movements.
Building open-source research tools including the Notes from the Margins Wiki, a new cross-linked, hypertext edition of Wendy McElroy’s “Comprehensive Index to LIBERTY” and a new Radical, Libertarian, Individualist and Anarchist Periodicals Index.
We put texts online in the hopes that they will be enjoyable, and useful to
readers and researchers. If you benefit from the work that has gone into the
Fair Use Repository, one way you can support the project is with a one-time or
an automatic monthly donation. fair-use.org has a small annual budget
of costs for the technical services, labor, and research costs that are necessary to keep
fair-use.org online and operating. Donations allow this site to remain reader-supported.
If you would like to support this project, you can make a small contribution through Flattr, or you can make a secure online donation using PayPal. All donations are handled by the Molinari Institute, our not-for-profit sponsor who handles the money for the Fair Use Repository:
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The most effective way for you to support the Fair Use Repository is to establish an automatic gift. Annual or monthly contributions provide money that I can count on to meet regular operating expenses and to budget for future needs. You can set up an annual donation or a monthly contribution through PayPal. Everything's painlessly automatic; you can, of course, choose to cancel at any time.
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Thanks to the donors who have generously supported the Fair Use Repository project!
- $10.00 one-time donation from a donor in Oxford, Ohio (Jan 2013)
- $5.00 one-time donation from a donor in Glendale, Arizona (Feb 2013)
- $5.00 monthly pledge from a donor in Auburn, Alabama (Mar 2013)
This is a rough estimate of the current expenses for keeping the
operating and online, together with a budget and a modest estimation of the expenses for
online tools and archival research that go into building, maintaining and expanding the
content available at the Fair Use Repository, as most recently reckoned on Monday, March 4,
|Primary domain registration
||$10.69 / year|
|Cloud Server web hosting
Currently through Rackspace Cloud
|$16.40 / month||$196.80 / year|
|Sub-total: basic operations
Costs to maintain online presence
|$207.49 / year|
Research tool used for Margins wiki and biographical information on little-documented authors.
|$12.95/month||$155.40 / year|
|Research Travel budget
Covers visits to out-of-town libraries and archives, such as the Labadie Collection, to gather historical materials and keep the Repository growing.
|$600.00 / year|
|Total fundraising goal||$962.89|