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IEEE Visualization 2000 * Oct. 8-13, 2000 * Salt Lake City, Utah


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Please read carefully and keep a copy of it for your files. Please print and sign this file and submit it with your video tape.


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Please see notes on "IEEE Obligations" as copyright holder.

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Authors who are U.S. Government employees are not required to sign Part A of the IEEE Copyright Form, but any coauthors outside the U.S. Government are required to sign Part A (see JOINT AUTHORSHIP overleaf). Authors whose work was performed under a U.S. Government contract or grant, but who are not Government employees, are required to sign Part A of this form. (Note: If your work was performed under Government contract but you are not a Government employee, sign transfer form above (Part A) and see Item 4.)

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Permission to Use Visual and Audio: I grant permission for the above-referenced material and associated visuals, including slides, video, and film, to be presented at Visualization 2000, 08-13 October 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the event that any materials used in my Visualization 2000 presentation contain the work of other individuals or organizations including any copyrighted musical compositions or excerpts thereof, I understand that it is my responsibility to secure any necessary permissions and/or licenses. Small performing rights licenses must be secured for the public performance of any copyrighted musical composition. Synchronization licenses must be secured for the inclusion of any copyrighted musical compositions in film, video, or multimedia presentations.

[ ] Yes I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visuals in my piece.

[ ] Yes My piece contains audio.

[ ] Yes I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in my piece.

[ ] Yes I am unsure how to arrange for music licensing; please send me names of companies who, for a nominal fee, can help me.

[ ] Yes I agree to supply Visualization 2000 with the required material by the stated due date and agree to allow it to be published in paper, CD-ROM, and other electronic form.

Distribution Rights: I grant non-exclusive worldwide distribution rights to IEEE Visualization to publish and distribute my video material in the following publication. I maintain the copyright to my work and will receive full credit wherever my images are used.

[ ] Yes [ ] No The Visualization Papers Video Proceedings publication.

Conference Promotional Material: I grant IEEE Visualization the right to use my materials and visuals for conference and organization publicity, both now and in the future. This includes but is not limited to usage on posters, brochures, catalogs, coffee mugs, mouse pads, and/or media broadcast. In exchange, Visualization provides full author/artist credit information on all promotional material.

[ ] Yes [ ] No I grant IEEE Visualization permission to use my work for conference and organization publicity.

Visualization 2000 reserves the right to record video and audio of presentations for internal use and as an archival record of the current conference. In the event your session is recorded, IEEE Visualization would like permission to use the video for promotional and educational purposes; speakers will receive full credit whenever the video is used.

[ ] Yes [ ] No I grant IEEE Visualization permission to use video and/or audio recordings of my presentation for promotional and educational purposes.








Notes and Information for Authors and Their Employers


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IEEE Policy 6.17 - CLEARANCE OF PAPERS - applies to all material submitted to IEEE. "The IEEE must of necessity assume that material presented at its meetings or submitted to its publications is properly available for general dissemination to the audiences these activities are organized to serve. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the IEEE, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it".

Furthermore, if an author uses within his/her article material that has been previously published and/or copyrighted, the IEEE must assume that the appropriate permission has been obtained for such use and that any required credit lines, copyright notices, etc., are duly noted.

IEEE OBLIGATIONS:  In exercising its rights under copyright the IEEE will make all reasonable efforts to act in the interests of the authors and employers as well as in its own interest. In handling third-party reprint/republication requests for an IEEE work, the IEEE requires that 1) The consent of the first-named author be sought as a condition in granting republication ( of a full video ) to others. 2) The consent of the employer be obtained as a condition in granting permission to others to re-use all or portions of a video for promotion or marketing purposes.

AUTHOR/COMPANY RIGHTS:  If you are employed and you prepared your video as a part of your job, the rights to your video initially rest with your employer. In that case, when you sign the copyright transfer form, we assume you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to all the terms and conditions of this form. If not, it should be signed by someone so authorized. (See also Policy 6.17 above.)

SPECIAL NOTE TO EMPLOYERS: Just as the IEEE requires a signed copyright transfer form (for copyrightable material) in order to do "business as usual," it is the intent of the transfer portion of the form to return rights to the author and employer so that they, too, may do "business as usual."

Please note that although authors are permitted to reuse all or portions of their IEEE copyrighted material in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. All third-party requests must be handled by the IEEE rights and Permissions Office.

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