Copyright / Permissions

The contents of all material available on the AIST Digital Library are copyrighted by AIST unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person's official duties.

All rights are reserved by AIST, and content may not be reproduced, copied, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of AIST. In addition, no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of, and with express attribution to AIST.

Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law, subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Gaining Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

If you wish to inquire about using material found on the AIST Digital Library, please use the Copyright Permission Form. Completed forms should be directed to:
Ken Landau, Publications Managing Editor
Fax: +1.724.814.3037

A description of how the material would be reused is necessary. This includes whether you plan to use specific figures/sections or the entire article/chapter. Please list the specific figures/sections if applicable. If the article/chapter is to be reprinted in another book or journal, include the publisher's name, publication title and contact information.

If you are facing a deadline, you should indicate by what date you will need to receive a response. AIST will work to fulfill your request as quickly as possible.

The response letter will grant permission. If the request involves a sale, republication or online posting of the material, a fee may be required.