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Last revised 31 October 2018
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This page lists information about using materials from this website.

All material on our website is protected by our copyright. Of course, our copyright does not extend to material accessible by links.

We allow anyone to link to any page of at any time, as long as (a) you credit the information to "courtesy of", (b) you do not misrepresent the content as your own and (c) you do not charge for accessing this information. We do not require you to tell us about these links.

We do NOT allow you to copy paragraphs or pages of text to your website. This is a violation of U.S. copyright law and subjects you to civil and criminal penalties, regardless of your use of the material. In the past, we have had web pages removed or had websites shut down that violated our copyright in these ways. If you want to reference our material, use a link instead. This not only spares you the legal process but also allows your visitors to see the most current information on our website.

We receive many questions about use of images on our website. We own some images, some are contributed by others for our use, and some are links to images owed by third parties.

Images owned by us have URLs that begin
We allow free use of these images, as long as you attribute the images as "courtesy of". You may want to indicate the Chapter name and Topic name where you found the image.

Images whose URLs are:
typically are from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Third Series. These images were produced by the U.S. government and by law are not subject to copyright. The attribution should be "courtesy of AFIP and"

Images on our Flickr Page begin with and are from contributors to our website. The attribution should be "courtesy of (name of contributor listed on Flickr page) and"

Image links to other websites are NOT owned by us. You have to contact the owner of each individual website to ask for permission. Typically, the images are from a journal or image website, and the URL indicates the name of the journal / website.

To those who contribute images to us for a topic or a Case of the Week, we have no objection to your publishing these images elsewhere. However, other publications may object; you should contact them to determine their policies.

To the owners of images that we link to: based on the Perfect 10 vs. Amazon case, copying a thumbnail does not violate copyright law because it is considered "fair use". But we don't even do that - we merely use links, which are not copies, and so copyright law does not apply. has had several lawyers research this matter and is careful not to even come close to copyright violations. But if you have concerns, then please contact us.

For further questions, please contact us at or call Dr. Pernick at (248) 646-0325.

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