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This document answers several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about DCMI work.
1. Which statements apply to specifications, Web pages, and software?
IPR Notice and Disclaimers: General web site copyright, trademark, and legal disclaimer statements.
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Software Notice: Information on using and modifying DCMI software.
2. Who holds the copyright on DCMI documents?
The original author of the document. Many documents are created by DCMI and we consequently hold the copyright. Owners who allow their works to be published on the DCMI site retain the copyright, but agree to the DCMI license ( Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution) for the redistribution of those materials from our site.
3. What is the STATUS of a DCMI document?
The STATUS of a DCMI document is very important. It details its purpose, how the document was created or received, and how it may be referenced by other activities or documents. We disapprove and will act upon the misrepresentation of our work with respect to authorship, endorsement, or status.
4. May I link to the DCMI site?
Of course. Links are merely references to other sites. You don't have to ask permission to link to this site -- or any other website.
However, you should never do anything (including making a link) that misrepresents what is being linked to, or implies a relationship with DCMI that does not exist. For instance, you may not use misleading frames, URL tricks, or redirections that misrepresent DCMI content as being published by anyone other than DCMI. Note, this requirement to be clear in your representations is your obligation, DCMI does not sign waivers about who may link to us.
5. DCMI Documents?
As documented, DCMI documents can be redistributed or republished on the condition that you provide information so that others can easily find the original document, that you provide notice of DCMI's copyright, and that if the document has a "STATUS" section, you reproduce it.
6. I am a teacher, can I print out specifications and other documents for my class to read?
Yes, Fortunately most programs include the source URL when printing a document. You should also inform the class of the document's copyright notice.
7. I have a Web site that mirrors (has copies of) useful Web documents, can I make copies of your documents and serve them from my site?
Yes, provided that you clearly represent the status of the document and that the canonical version of the document can only be found on the DCMI site. You should feel free to reference this FAQ or our other legal notices to make this representation clear.
8. I am a writer and would like to make a "fair use" excerpt from a specification for my analysis, what do I have to do?
If you believe your usage falls within the exception of fair use (e.g., in the U.S. § 107 Title 17. Limitations on exclusive right: Fair use) we ask that your citation or reference to the excerpted material include the document's title, author(s), publication date, URL and an indication of its status (e.g., Working Draft, Recommendation, Note, etc.).
9. I am a publisher and would like to publish a book that includes some of your specifications, what should I do?
You must include a link or URL to the original DCMI document, its status and its copyright notice. In addition to the document and its STATUS information, URI, and copyright notice, we ask that you provide the full text of our document copyright license.