Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy: Copyright © Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC 2012. All rights are reserved.

Really, those two lines regarding copyright are all you need to know about the copyright policy legal protection of the materials found on this website. The courts have consistently decided in favor of the copyright holder based on the presence of those words. We’ve spent a considerable amount of time and money accumulating the information found on these pages. It would have been so much easier to cut and paste some stuff from other websites, but that would be wrong. It would also be illegal. (Not to mention less useful, but that’s another topic.) Were we to have done that, we would expect to be sued. So, too, can those who steal from this site. We hope you find the information on these pages educational and useful. And you’re welcome to share it with others and even send a link. But please let them know where you found it. And should you happen to see some of our materials on someone else’s website with someone else’s name attached to them, we’d appreciate it if you’d let us know.

Just in case those first lines — you know, ©Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC 2012. All rights are reserved — weren’t clear, below are some details from our attorneys.

The unauthorized use of the Aaron Allen and Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC names and logos is expressly forbidden.

The content of this website is protected under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literature and Artistic works, other international agreements and national US laws on copyright.

Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC has registered all content of this website with the US Copyright Office. This registration proves that Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC is the owner of the work and is admissible as evidence in court proceedings.

Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC is the copyright holder of all text, illustrations, HTML source codes, graphic images, design, sound and other content accessed on this website. By using this website you agree that a condition of your use is that you are governed by copyright law as well as the terms and conditions of this website.  If you do not accept all the terms and conditions of this website you are prohibited from using it.

As long as it is for your own personal use, you may print copies of this information, store the files on your computer, and use hypertext links to reference the information. Any other use or redistribution is strictly prohibited.

You are prohibited from copying or referencing any items on this website in your source code.  You are also prohibited from redistributing, downloading, reproducing, creating derivative works, rephrasing or rewording, translating or hosting any item, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC.

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to: legal@aaronallen.com

You are also prohibited from transmitting content or storing it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. Any use of content from this website must be accompanied by an acknowledgment of Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL). Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC reserves all other rights.

Aaron Allen & Associates, LLC will enforce its intellectual property rights against you.  The US Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act provide for injunctions, actual or statutory damages with willful infringements being awarded up to $150,000 per infringement as well as awards for legal costs.  Criminal penalties for copyright infringement which are investigated by the FBI include a fine up to $500,000 or imprisonment up to 5 years for a first offense and a fine of up to $1 million or imprisonment of up to 10 years or both for repeat offenses.

 

Trademarks

All brand, product, service, and process names appearing on this website are trademarks of their respective owners.