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The following is our copyright policy concerning the use of any BME Cancer Communities (BMECC) materials on the Internet.

BMECC's fundamental policy on making BMECC-copyrighted content available on the Internet is simple:
All electronic BMECC materials should reside on a BMECC site. However, links to BMECC sites and particular BMECC web pages are greatly encouraged. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that anyone may include scattered quotations of copyrighted materials on his or her web site as long as such quotation would be considered "fair use" according to the U.K Copyright Act. As it concerns the use of BMECC materials, we interpret fair use as follows:

  • No website may publish a majority (more than 50%) of any complete work. A complete work is defined as any complete published entity. For example, any whole booklet, chapter of a book, book, article, etc. would be considered a complete published entity; 
  • Quoted BMECC material may not constitute a majority of any page's content (i.e., more than 50% of any one Web page), 
  • Any quotation taken from BMECC publications should be given a proper citation, including the author's name, the title of the work, the title of the source, the publisher, the place and date of publication, and the exact page number(s) or URL from which the quotation was taken. We realize that this can be a laborious task, but it is in keeping with the long-established norms for attributing quoted material to its proper source.

Finally, we do not allow the downloading of any BMECC publication in electronic format, except when purchased from an authorised distributor or specifically authorized in writing by BMECC. Furthermore, we do not allow the distribution of any BMECC publication in electronic format except for those authorized by BMECC to do so. This includes any purchased publication that has been converted for use on other platforms such as PDAs, etc. Downloading for so-called "personal use" is also prohibited.