AgBioForum‘s copyright policy has changed from that of our first two issues, where copyright was assigned to the author(s). In order to disseminate the work of authors as widely as possible, AgBioForum will retain the copyright to all documents so that they can be used according to the “fair use” guidelines below. Specifically, AgBioForum retains full and exclusive rights including, but not limited to, the right to publish, republish, transmit, distribute, and otherwise use all published documents (articles, editorials, comments, and so on) appearing in AgBioForum on the World Wide Web. Published documents can be used under the following “fair use” guidelines:

  • Users may download or print any document appearing in AgBioForum for their own use. Articles, or any other document appearing in AgBioForum, can be used for non-commercial, educational, and teaching purposes by students and teachers. Use of material to promote free speech, learning, scholarly research, and open discussion is encouraged. The copying or redistribution of articles or any other document in any manner for personal or corporate gain is prohibited.
  • Any material from an article, editorial, comment, and so on can be excerpted for use by media, academia, business, students, or any other organization as long as full credit is given to the author of the article and to AgBioForum.
  • Likewise, any table or figure can be reproduced (or excerpted) from AgBioForum as long as full credit is given to the author and to AgBioForum.

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