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The following licence and copyright agreement is valid for any ECSS2015 abstract.

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  • Copyright on any abstracts is retained by the author(s). Regarding copyright transfers please see below.
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Copyright transfers

Many authors have strict regulations in their contract of employment regarding their works. A transfer of copyright to the institution or company is usual as well as the reservation of specific usage rights. Please note that in case of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License a transfer of the copyright to the institution is possible as it belongs to the author anyway.

Any usage rights are regulated through the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Anyone (the author, his/her institution/company, the European Severe Storms Laboratory, as well as the public) is free to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work as long as the original author is given credit (see above). Therefore, specific usage rights cannot be reserved by the author or his/her institution/company, and the publisher cannot include a statement "all rights reserved" in any published abstract.

A copyright transfer from the author to his/her institution/company will be expressed in a special "Copyright Statement" at the end of the abstract rather than in the abstract citation header. Authors are asked to include the following sentence: "The author's copyright for this abstract is transferred to institution/company".

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This licence and copyright agreement respects the Crown Copyright. For works written by authors affiliated to the British Government and its institutions a copyright statement will be included at the end of the abstract. Authors are asked to use the following sentence: "This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License together with an author copyright. This licence does not conflict with the regulations of the Crown Copyright."