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Copyright Statements in PMC Canada
Articles and other material in PMC Canada usually include an explicit copyright statement. In the absence of a copyright statement, users should assume that standard copyright protection applies, unless the article contains an explicit statement to the contrary. In case of doubt, contact the journal publisher to verify the copyright status of an article.
Restrictions on Systematic Downloading of Articles
Crawlers and other automated processes may NOT be used to systematically retrieve batches of articles from the PMC Canada web site. Bulk downloading of articles from the main PMC Canada web site, in any way, is prohibited because of copyright restrictions.