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About OVCOJP SealMessage From the DirectorOVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Web MediaNCJ 205247 / August 2004
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Copyright & Policy Requirements

OVC requests that authors abide by the following usage standards:

Copyright Policy6

Material protected by copyright. Material protected by copyright may not be reproduced without written consent from the copyright holder, with the exception of material for which OJP/OVC has a license. The copyright holder must specify how notice of copyright should be incorporated in text, captions, footnotes, citations, or legends.

Contractor or grantee acquisition of license. The grantee or contractor is responsible for acquiring the right to include copyrighted material in U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) publications that are compiled, written, or prepared under contract or grant. This includes paying required fees.

Copyrighted material compiled, written, or prepared under contract or grant. For any publication developed or purchased under an OVC grant, subgrant, or contract, OVC receives a license to use, and authorize others to use, the copyrighted material for government purposes.

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Accessibility and 508 Compliance

The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 require that electronic data and information technology provided by the Federal Government be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Act, which focuses on information disseminated through the Web, requires that "alt" (alternative) text be supplied with all graphics. These brief descriptions of graphic elements (20 words or fewer) allow visually impaired people who use special text-reading software or people who view the site without graphics to understand what the images convey. OVC complies with this and all standards of section 508.

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Use of OVC Logo

The OVC logo is the exclusive property of the Office for Victims Crime. OVC must grant permission for outside use or reproduction. Please contact your grant monitor or contracting officer's technical representative for more information.

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Use of Product Numbers and Barcodes

OVC uses barcoding to maintain and track its inventory of published products. Every item received into inventory will be assigned a product number that will be printed in barcode format on the document.

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This document was last updated on August 20, 2004