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Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

Although use of a copyright notice is not required under copyright law, the US Copyright Office strongly recommends use of such a notice. A copyright notice for all visual copies of a work should contain the following 3 elements(§401): The word “Copyright,” or abbreviation “Copr,” or the symbol ©, The year of first publication of the work, and The name of the copyright owner Example: Copyright 2007 American Medical Association Note: For JAMA and the Archives Journals, the wording above includes the name of the owner of the journals (American Medical Association), not the name of the journal. It is

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