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Re: Revised statement of policy on CIF and STAR Files

> AUTHOR'S RIGHTS TO THE DATA
> 
> Copyright in the information stored in a STAR File or a CIF remains with the
> originator of that information ("the author") or such other body to which
> such rights have been voluntarily transferred by the author. These files are
> intended for information transfer, and may be copied, transferred or
> incorporated in larger data collections so long as the rights of the author
> (or copyright assignee) are preserved and respected.


I think it might be simpler and better to say:

Copyright in the information stored in a STAR File or a CIF remains with
the
originator of that information ("the author") or such other body to
which
such rights have been voluntarily transferred by the author. The IUCr
claims no
rights to this information as a consequence of the storage of this
information in the CIF format. CIF is intended for information transfer.
The IUCr grants the author and the author's designates the permission to
copy or transfer CIFs, or incorporate them in to larger data collections
without restrictions and without payment of royalties for use of the
format.

Brian
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