Thank you for your interest in NAESB and our work products. Our work products are created by members of our organization and non-members, with administrative support provided and subsidized by revenues collected from our membership dues. The work products are copyrighted and as such protected by the United Stated Copyright laws. Because of the industry interest in these standards, we are making evaluation copies available as part of a start-up tool kit for entrepreneurs and other interested parties at no cost to you.
All NAESB Standards are protected under United States Copyright laws. The same copyright protection applies to much of the other materials published by NAESB. Members of NAESB and persons purchasing NAESB Standards are permitted to make reasonable use of these materials internally for certain limited purposes. However, they may not transfer them outside their own companies nor may they transfer them to affiliates or other third parties without written authorization from the NAESB office. This would necessarily include posting of the standards on web sites that are externally accessible.
Duplication of NAESB Standards is not only an infringement of NAESB's copyright but it increases the risk that the duplicated materials may not contain all of the Standards and the like, and may thus be incomplete. Persons in possession of incorrect, incomplete and outdated materials may be under the misconception that they are observing NAESB's Standards even when they are not. This serves no one and only undermines what NAESB is trying to accomplish. Copyright infringement also undermines NAESB's ability to maintain the economic integrity its members expect so that it may continue its work in the future.
Members and purchasers of NAESB Standards and other NAESB copyrighted materials are cautioned to review their policies regarding use and distribution of our materials to assure that they are not intentionally or inadvertently infringing NAESB's copyright and coming into conflict with federal law.
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