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Software On-Line Permission Statement

When University-owned software is distributed on a computer network without a written license agreement, appropriate language must be included to protect copyright rights and limit liabilities which may result from use of the software. An author of a work that belongs to the University may elect to distribute a software program so that it may be freely used for research and non-profit purposes, as long as local campus procedures are followed. Only an authorized campus licensing agent may grant commercial, for profit, use rights to copyrighted works belonging to the University. (Please refer to Who Owns It? for more information on ownership of copyrighted works created at the University and UC Copyright Contacts to locate the office on your campus for procedures for using this license.)

The following statements should be placed at the beginning of the software so that it is observable on the computer screen and included in any documentation:

Copyright © 1996(1) The Regents of the University of California.
All Rights Reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for educational, research and non-profit purposes, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following three paragraphs appear in all copies.

Permission to incorporate this software into commercial products may be obtained by contacting the University of California. [Insert the name and address of the authorized licensing agent for your campus. Refer to UC Copyright Contacts for assistance.]

This software program and documentation are copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California. The software program and documentation are supplied "as is", without any accompanying services from The Regents. The Regents does not warrant that the operation of the program will be uninterrupted or error-free. The end-user understands that the program was developed for research purposes and is advised not to rely exclusively on the program for any reason.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY STATUTORY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS NO OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.

Notes: (1)Insert the first year the software was made available to the public as well as any subsequent years in which a modified version is made available. The last two paragraphs must be in capital letters to comply with the Uniform Commercial Code.

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