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  Please see [http://www.national-academies.org/legal/index.html National Academies Copyright] for more information and guidance.
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The Curators and staff of this site are committed to observing and protecting the copyrights held by authors, agencies, and companies. However, we recognize that travel forecasting experts are not necessarily copyright experts.  To help our contributors avoid copyright violations we are providing the general directions below.  Contributors should consult with [[Administrators|TFResource Staff]] if you have any concerns about material you are going to add to the site.  This includes, full documents, portions of documents, abstracts, graphics, pictures, videos, etc.
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Contributors or website visitors that see material that they think might be in violation of copyright protections are asked to contact [[Administrators|TFResource Staff]] immediately.  We will either remove the material or confirm our permission to use the material.  This will be done as quickly as possible.
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The following link to the website maintained by the US Copyright Office will give you more information on the basics of copyright law: http://www.copyright.gov/.
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==TFResource Suggested Copyright and Fair Use Policy==
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A great deal of the knowledge and experience in our profession has been published in copyright materials. It is imperative that users, contributors and curators of the Travel Forecasting Resource site respect copyright in all of their contributions and remain vigilant about questionable use in material submitted by others. Copyright is a complex issue even for lawyers who specialize in it. Rather than pushing the limits of legal use we aim to err on the side of caution. Thus, we have adopted policies that are simple and easy to understand and follow:
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#Any work that you cite or use material from must be properly attributed where it occurs in the text or on the exhibit, as well as on a reference page or bibliography at the end of the web page it appears on.
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#Briefly describing the content or conclusion of a published work in your own words and providing full attribution to the source document does not violate copyright, and can be undertaken without restriction.
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#Assume that copyright covers any work created by others unless from a known safe source.    These known safe sources include only the following: a) open source journals; b) Transportation Research Record abstracts; c) U.S. federal agency reports; d) certain NCHRP and SHRP2 documents for which permission has been granted for its use;  and e) any report or article that is clearly marked by the author(s) in the source document as covered by a Creative Commons license that permits reuse.
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#If not from a known safe source described above the document should be considered as copyrighted even in the absence of an explicit notice of such within it. Permission to use content from the document should be obtained from the publisher or copyright owner(s). If such cannot be obtained the author should refer the issue to the committee co-chairs or the webmaster for guidance before using it.
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#The author(s) of a published article cannot use their own writings from it unless they solely own the copyright to it. If a publisher owns the copyright the author(s) cannot reuse the material without the copyright holder’s permission.
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#Copying an abstract from a copyrighted publication is not permitted, even if the abstract itself is not explicitly and separately copyrighted.
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#Fair use is a legal doctrine that permits limited reuse of copyrighted material for specific uses only. It is generally allowed for scholarly work, research, and comment, which we believe the Travel Forecasting Resource qualifies as. However, it should be noted that there are no specific number of words or exhibits that can safely be copied under fair use. If you are copying text or exhibits from a copyrighted source you should limit it to no more than one paragraph or exhibit. It should be clearly attributed where it appears on the webpage, and full attribution should be provided in either a bibliography appearing on the same webpage or on a reference page. Every effort should be made to secure the copyright holder’s permission to use the material, even if it is considered fair use.
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When in doubt please refer any questions to the [[Administrators|TFResource Staff]].
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Please see National Academies Copyright for more information and guidance.