Copyright Policy

Creative Commons License

Any and all original material on the Access website ( may be freely distributed at will under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, unless otherwise noted. All material that is not original to Access may require permission from the copyright holder to redistribute.

You do NOT have to ask permission to post original Access material on a mailing list or newsgroup, to use an Access logo as a pointer to us on your web site, or to reprint an Access statement in a newspaper article. Permission to do such things is explicitly granted. Please do not write to us asking for permission, as this wastes our time and yours.

If you redistribute something you got from the Access site, it is appreciated if you make it known where the file originated, so people can get more info or updated versions.

Again, this means that you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our content, as long as you attribute it to Access, preferably with a link back to the original content.


Copyright Infringement Notification

If you believe there is content on the Access website that violates copyright law, let us know. Specifically, send us an email or letter that includes substantially the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The notice should be sent to:

We may display a copy of your DMCA notice in place of the removed content.

Access reserves the right to review the allegedly infringing material and independently determine whether it is infringing.