Reminder Regarding Copyright Policies For The Forum

Mar 26
AFib News Blog
Reminder Regarding Copyright Policies For The Forum

Posted by Mellanie at on March 26,  2016  12:43pm EST

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the Terms of Use of this site, which can be found at

Copied below are important parts of our copyright policies, but the short version is that it is not OK to cut-and-paste or post material for which you do not own the copyright, and we reserve the right to remove anything posted that violates the copyright of another party.

Thus, if you wish to share information from a journal article or from a web site (other than American Heart Association or, you must have specific permission from the copyright holder to copy-and-paste that information here. Even better, summarize in your own words and post a link to it so that members of the community can go read additional details. 

Thank you for keeping this in mind as you participate in the community. We hope to make this a valuable place for you to get support from each other. Thank you for your contributions in helping other members of the community to find answers to their questions.


Relevant policies from the Terms of Service (

"You agree that you will not post User Content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post such User Content. AHA may remove any User Content."

"The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law." 

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