A federal law passed in 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, makes it clear that materials published on the Internet are protected by U.S. copyright laws. The best all-around source for copyright information about any medium is a site called, appropriately, the Copyright Website.

Bottom line: All materials that appear on a web page are copyrighted, automatically. This applies to more than the actual posted material, like photographs and other images, backgrounds, navigational items, etc. Also covered are more subjective but measurable factors such as layout, design, software architecture, and other conceptual areas.

My intention is creating and maintaining this site is to disseminate as much information about CRPS/RSD and other chronic pain conditions as possible. I solicit and accept no compensation for my work with this site. Thus, any visitors may reproduce, transmit, copy, or share with others in any manner desired.

As far as the scientific papers featured here, please read this:
The copyright of the US (Title 17, US Code) Govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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