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COPYRIGHTS and Other Legal Things
Occasionally I get asked for permission to copy articles from this newsletter to other publications. Here is the copyright statement for this newsletter:
The contents of this newsletter are copyright by Richard W. Eastman with the following exception:Many of the articles published in these newsletters contain quotes or references from others, especially from other Web sites, software user's manuals, press releases and other public announcements. Any words in this newsletter attributed to another person or organization remain the copyrighted materials of the original author(s).This document is provided for informational purposes only. The information contained in this document represents the views of Richard W. Eastman with one exception: words written by other authors and republished herein are the views solely of those authors. All information provided in this document is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The reader assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and the use of this document.
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