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Reproducing Published Material from other Publishers

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Permission is required for:

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  • A substantial part of the text extracts from anyone's works or a series of works.
  • Use of Tables, Graphs, Charts, Schemes, and Artworks if they are unaltered or slightly modified.
  • Those Photographs you do not hold copyrights.

Permission is not required for:

  • Reconstruction of your table with data already published elsewhere. Please note that in this case, you must cite the original source of the data in the form of either "Data from..." or "Adapted from...".
  • Reasonably short quotes are considered fair use and, therefore, do not require permission.
  • Graphs, Charts, Schemes, and Artworks that are completely redrawn by the authors and significantly changed beyond recognition do not require permission.

Obtaining Permission

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