We are strictly against internet fraud, including but not limited to Copyright Infringement, Phishing and malicious software.
Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material which is covered by copyright law, in a manner that violates one of the original copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works that build upon it.
Phishing is a criminal activity using social engineering techniques. Phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. eBay and PayPal are two of the most targeted companies, and online banks are also common targets.
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Parts of the german version of our feature on swabian food have been compiled by Klaus Herrmann (Filderstadt) from the Universty of Tübingen. (Klaus Herrmann is not affiliated with this initiative anymore, so if you have questions, please send them not to Klaus, but directly to the staff.)
Our guide on Kansai Japanese is based upon works by Ritsumeikan University Kyoto (Used with permission).