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FEMS Copyright Policy

In consideration of FEMS’ acceptance of the abstract and any other materials that attendee may submit to FEMS in connection with a FEMS meeting or conference (the “Presentation Materials”), attendee grants FEMS a royalty-free, nonexclusive worldwide license to use, modify, publish, reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute, publicly display, and archive the Presentation Materials, in whole or in part, in all forms of print and electronic media, for commercial or noncommercial use.  

Under this license, attendee also grants FEMS permission to sublicense to others any or all of the aforementioned rights.  

Attendee understands that they retain ownership of the Presentation Materials; however, attendee further understands that FEMS shall own and retain all intellectual property rights in any printed or electronic collection or compilation of Presentation Materials in whole or in part.  

By submitting the Presentation Materials, attendee represents and warrants that the Presentation Materials are original to attendee or that they have the right to use such Presentation Materials, and that the Presentation Materials do not contain any material that will violate the copyright or any personal, proprietary, or other right of any person or entity.  Attendee is responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions required to grant rights to FEMS prior to submission.  

It is the responsibility of all submitters that all studies are performed with respect to national legislation, international legislation and ethical guidelines both with regards to humans and animals. The Programme Committee reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract that is believed to violate these principles.  

FEMS acknowledges national or international law may not attach copyright protection to Presentation Materials, in which cases the abstract license does not apply. However, all other provisions that attendee is required to agree to during the abstract submission process remain in effect.