Some Boring but Necessary Legal Stuff

It is my hope that all documents made available for download on this site are either published for free distribution (as noted within the document) or are made available under a Creative Commons license. I have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that I am not breaching any author’s, website’s or organisations copyright when deciding which publications should be included for dissemination. However; should anyone feel that a document should be removed because of copyright infringement then please contact me via the contact page, detailing which document you have concerns about and why. I will remove the document immediately if I consider you have a reasonable case for me to do so. I have absolutely no desire to tread on anyone’s toes.

With this in mind I have decided to provide all original content written by myself (Andy) and published on under the following Creative Commons license.

Creative Commons Licence
*Dhamma by Andy Cook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

The files and translations that I will be making available on this site will have their own licenses stated within them, so please check within the documents before doing anything with them as there may be further restrictions involved compared to the ones stated above.

In general you may download and distribute any document as you see fit so long as you give reasonable attribution to the author of the work. That is NOT me (Andy) nor this site ( but the author or translator of the actual document itself. Should you wish to use any of my own work for your own projects then a simple attribution to myself and this site would be appreciated. Also I will be really interested in seeing what you have used my content for so sending me a link would be really great, but not necessary.

You definitely CANNOT charge for disseminating these works; at all, whether for profit or charity. Dhamma is given freely to all, so that all may benefit, no matter what their financial standing may be, and no matter where they reside on this planet.

Other than these few requirements, I believe some the documents provided allow for derivative works as long as those works are also provided to the public under the same license as the original.

And thus endeth the legal hoo-haa. It’s a pity these days that a treasure so valuable as the Dhamma should need this sort of statement but man’s greed and gluttony hold no bounds it would seem.

May peace and freedom find its way to you.