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to solicit members, information or support from the resources of Behcets
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0YJ, United Kingdom. Any attempt to carry out solicitations or recruitment
or abuse of the resources of Behcets Information Resource without prior
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charge that is made is not seen as an acceptance to post, solicit or recruit.
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use electronic mail for correspondence that is less formal than written
memoranda. Users must take care, however, not to let informality degenerate
into improper use. As set forth more fully in the company's "Policy Against
Harassment," the company does not tolerate discrimination or harassment
based on gender, pregnancy, childbirth (or related medical conditions),
race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability,
mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation,
family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status
protected by state and federal laws. Under no circumstances may users
use the company's Technology Resources to transmit, receive, or store
any information that is discriminatory, harassing, or defamatory in any
way (e.g., sexually?explicit or racial messages,
13) Use The company's Technology Resources are to
be used by users only for the purpose of conducting company business.
Users may, however, use the company's Technology Resources for the following
incidental personal uses so long as such use does not interfere with the
users duties, is not done for pecuniary gain, does not conflict with the
company's business, and does not violate any company policy: 1. To send
and receive necessary and occasional personal communications to provide
support and information to those requesting it; 2. To contact others with
Behcet's Disease in accordance with this agreement. 3. To use the resources
to provide information for their carers and physicians so that an improvement
in their condition can prevail. 4. To access the resources to gain a fuller
understanding of Behcet's Disease. The company assumes no liability for
loss, damage, destruction, alteration, disclosure, or misuse of any personal
data or communications transmitted over or stored on the company's Technology
Resources. The company accepts no responsibility or liability for the
loss or non?delivery of any personal electronic mail or voicemail communications
or any personal data stored on any company property. The company strongly
discourages users from storing any personal data on any of the company's
14) Other Prohibited Uses Users may not use any of
the company's Technology Resources for any illegal purpose, violation
of any company policy, in a manner contrary to the best interests of the
company, in any way that discloses confidential or proprietary information
of the company or third parties, or for personal or pecuniary gain.
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and off-line Uses and the sites visited by individual and group users.
The company reserves the right to limit such access by any means available
to it, including revoking access altogether.
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States, 17 U.S.C. (symbol) 101, et. Seq., in addition to the right of
Privacy and Publicity laws of the United States and all Copyright Laws
and other laws of countries pursuant to the Berne Convention and International
Law. None of these images may be reproduced or transmitted in whole or
in part in any form, without prior written permission of the company,
or its authorised agents. Intentional violation of copyright holder's
rights can lead to penalties of $100,000 plus attorney's fees. Any infringement
will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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the type of product or service intended for the image(s). Permission will
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the use of Photograph(s) in any defamatory or obscene manner either by physical
changes or by accompanying text. Special clearance must be obtained for
any uses pertaining to, but not limited to: tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sexual,
adult or personal hygiene products; or social issues, including, but not
limited to domestic violence, child abuse, or any illegal activities. Recipient
agrees to indemnify and defend SuperStock from and against all damages,
including all reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from Recipient's use
of the photographs, if used without written agreement on invoice.
Copyright Law is
very complex and often confusing. It also has different characteristics
in different countries. It is not© 2002-3 Behcets Information resources
intention to give legal advice (only a copyright attorney can do that)
but rather to give some general information regarding copyright, as it
relates to visual images and reproduction, as we understand it.
Works created after
January 1, 1978
Pursuant to the 1976 Act, all works created after January 1, 1978 are
afforded a term of statutory copyright beginning at the work's creation
and enduring for the life of the author plus fifty years after his death.
17 U.S.C. §302(a). The 1976 Act further provides that a work is "created"
so as to begin the term of statutory copyright when it is fixed in tangible
form under the authority of the author for the first time, regardless
of whether the work is registered with the Copyright Office. 17 U.S.C.
§ 101. The basic term of the author plus fifty years is equally applicable
to unpublished and published works.
A work made for hire,
if created on or after January 1, 1978, is afforded a term of 75 years
from the date of first publication or a term of 100 years from its creation,
whichever expires first. 17 U.S.C. § 302(c). In such a case, the
employer for whom the work was prepared is deemed the author. 17 U.S.C.
Works created prior
to January 1, 1978
On January 1, 1978, when the 1976 Act became effective, common law copyright
as to nearly all works terminated by reason of federal pre-emption. Prior
to that date, common law copyright existed in a work from the moment of
creation and continued until the work was published or registered with
the Copyright Office as an unpublished work - at which point the work
obtained statutory copyright.
All works which obtained
statutory copyright prior to January 1, 1978 (and which did not lapse
into the public domain through expiration of its term of copyright) were
protected for an initial copyright term of 28 years commencing upon the
date that statutory copyright was originally secured. Under the Copyright
Act of 1909, such works were entitled to a renewal term of an additional
28 years if an application for renewal registration was submitted to the
Copyright Office within one year prior to the expiration of the original
term. 17 U.S.C. § 24 (1909 Act). The 1976 Act extended the renewal
term (but not the first term) by an additional 19 years so that the renewal
term is now 47 years rather than 28 years.
A work, which, as
of January 1, had already begun its renewal term thus, became entitled
to an additional 19 years of protection or a total of 75 years from the
time the first term copyright was secured. This renewal period is applicable
only to works that were protected by statutory copyright prior to January
1, 1978 and had not entered into public domain due to the expiration of
the initial term without submission of a renewal registration to the Copyright
to the top of the page.)
The Berne Copyright
The Berne Convention
was established in 1886, and is the world's oldest international copyright
treaty. The United States did not become a member until March 1, 1989,
although it had been part of the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC)
The Berne Convention's
copyright treaty had been signed by 96 countries, and all the member nations
are required to provide the same copyright protection to all nationals
in all the member nations. This treaty is much broader in scope and offers
far more protection than the UCC.
The United States
Congress amended the Copyright Act in order to comply with the terms of
the Berne Convention. It was no longer necessary to register a work with
the U.S. Copyright Office in order to receive protection from infringement.
There is still a
catch. Creators from other member nations can initiate litigation in the
U.S. without having registered the work. However, U.S. creators must attempt
registration before commencing litigation. There is an incentive for U.S.
creators to register, which is that Congress doubled the level of statutory
damages which the copyright owner may recover for registered works. The
creator does not need to prove that the violator made profits or that
economic injury was caused to the creator. Statutory damages were increased
from $50,000 to $100,000. In most cases, an U.S. plaintiff will not be
rewarded these damages or attorney's fees unless the work was registered
before the infringement was committed.
The Berne Convention
has eliminated the requirement that a published work contain a copyright
notice. This is true for any work that is created in any of the member
nations. It is still a good idea to include this notice, because then
a violator cannot claim "innocent infringement."
Right of Publicity
The right of publicity
enables a person to prevent others from exploiting his or her name, likeness,
voice, etc. without permission or authorisation There is no Federal statute
or uniform state law that governs the right of publicity, so every state
is different. For example, in Utah, only a person's likeness is protected
and only while they are alive, while in California the likeness and photographs
are protected for 50 years after death. In all states the likeness of
a newsworthy person for non-commercial purposes, such as a news feature
or a history book, is unrestricted.
Right of Privacy
Like the right of
publicity, the right of privacy also differs from state to state. Essentially,
it is the right that individuals have to prevent unwanted exposure of
their private life. This is why model releases and in some cases even
property releases are needed when using an image for commercial purposes.