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We believe that our use of any such copyrighted and trademarked material constitutes a “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law and section 1125 of the U.S. Trademark Act.

In accordance with section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. § 107) and section 1125 of the U.S. Trademark Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125), the material on this Site is distributed without profit to those who are interested in reading and receiving the included information for educational purposes.  The material, which is distributed for a non-commercial use, is part of TINA.org’s news reporting, commenting, and educating functions.

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