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Only government works prepared by officers and employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not protected by copyright in the U.S. (17 USC §105). Be advised that government works may contain a privately created work (e.g. quote, photograph, chart, drawing, etc.) used with permission; incorporation in a U.S. Government work does not place the private work in the public domain.

Contractors and grantees are not considered Government employees; generally they hold copyright to works they produce for the Government. The Government is granted a nonexclusive, irrevocable, paid-up royalty-free worldwide license to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display or disclose these works by or on behalf of the Government.

WBB, Inc.'s Products
WBB, Inc.'s Publications including databases and citations are works of the U.S. Department of Defense and are not copyrighted in the U.S. These may be reproduced or used without permission. WBB, Inc. should be acknowledged as the source. Credit byline:
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Technical Reports
Individual full-text documents from the Technical Report (TR) Database may have different copyright conditions that will be noted on those documents.

STINET Licensed Databases
WBB, Inc. will identify licensed databases on STINET. They may be used in accordance with the terms and conditions presented on STINET and on the copyright owners websites. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by license or the copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

WBB, Inc. encourages links to our World Wide Web pages. No permission is required to link to public release information. WBB, Inc. facilitates linking to full-text Technical Reports through WBB, Inc.'s Handle Service. A handle is a permanent identifier or name for a digital object regardless of where and how it is stored; it provides long-term access to a digital resource.

Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or "pointers") to information created and maintained by other organizations. WBB, Inc. does not control and cannot guaranty the copyright status, relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the outside materials.

It is the user's responsibility to determine copyright. WBB, Inc. can not confirm copyright status for any item. WBB, Inc. as a policy does not sign documents stating that particular items are not copyrighted. Government works are in the public domain; therefore, no written permission is required to use them. For all other works, permission should be obtained directly from the copyright holder.

References for more information:

CENDI Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright

DTIC® Guidelines for Determining Copy Rights

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