Copyright Release Form
I, the undersigned, declare that the article titled submitted for the publication is original and that I/we, as author or coauthor, hold the entire and exclusive copyright of the material. I hereby transfer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation an irrevocable,
paid-up, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, or modify the article in its entirety or portions thereof. I also declare that if any items within my submission are copyrighted, I have sought and received permission to use those items for this purpose.
Further, I authorize the FBI to grant a limited license to third-party requesters to publish and distribute the submitted article with the restriction that the third party cannot further transfer any publication and distribution rights. A reasonable attempt must be made to give notice to me or the individual designated below at the address, telephone number, or e-mail address provided below if a limited license is granted to a third party. The FBI will inform any third-party licensee that it must include a copyright notice indicating ownership by me and/or my coauthors when publishing the submitted article.
I agree that my name, likeness, and biographical material, including affiliations, may be used in connection with and promotion of the work.
Not withstanding the agreement above, I understand and agree that if I am a federal government employee and the submitted article was authored by me in whole or in part in the course of my federal employment or as a part of my federal duties, the article will be dedicated to the public domain under the
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I declare that this work WAS NOT created by me in whole or in part in the course of my federal employment or as a part of my duties as a federal government employee.
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