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The FSU Law Review sends out this letter to authors:

Dear Ms. :

We are pleased to have the privilege of publishing your article entitled “TITLE” (“Article”) in the Florida State University Law Review, Volume ##.

In consideration of our publication of your article, we request that you enter into the following agreement relating to the publication of your article:

1. You warrant that the Article is your original work; that it contains no matter which is defamatory, otherwise unlawful, invades individual privacy, or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold the Florida State University Law Review harmless against any claim to the contrary. Further, you warrant that you have the right to assign the copyright and that no portion of the copyright to the Article has been assigned previously.

2. You warrant that the Article has not been published elsewhere, in whole or in part, and that no agreement to publish is outstanding. Should the Article contain material that requires written permission for inclusion in the Article, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright proprietor.

3. You grant the Florida State University Law Review each of the following nonexclusive rights on a perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free basis:

a. the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, and/or display the Article in whole or in part in any medium now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, print, microform, computer, and electronic media;

b. the right to authorize others to reproduce, distribute, transmit, and/or display the Article in whole or in part in any medium now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, print, microform, computer, and electronic media;

c. the right to transfer or sublicense the rights granted in this agreement, specifically including, but not limited to, sublicensing to the West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier, Inc., for inclusion and access from Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis; and

d. except as otherwise provided, the right for copies of the article to be made and used by nonprofit educational institutions, provided that copies are distributed at or below cost, you and Florida State University Law Review are identified, and proper notice of the copyright is affixed to each copy.

4. You agree that Florida State University Law Review reserves the right to require you to make any revisions deemed necessary to meet our high standards for publication.

5. Each author is awarded a period during the editing process in which to edit the article after it has been subcited and edited by the Florida State University Law Review. During this stage, the author is asked to check the article for substantive and technical errors. Following the author review, if desired, the author may submit minimal revisions and additional sources on a disk to the editor in charge of the article, who will incorporate these additions with his or her discretion.

6. You warrant that you have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and grant the rights granted in this agreement.

7. Permission to publish this article on SSRN is granted, so long as proper acknowledgement of the title, author, publication by Florida State University Law Review, and copyright date accompanies the listing on SSRN.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at (850)-644-2045.


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