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AGREEMENT entered into between you (“Licensee”) and West Academic Publishing (“West Academic”) regarding West Academic Publishing's Interactive Casebook, as follows:
a. Grant. West Academic hereby grants Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access individual electronic Interactive Casebook(s) either 1) based upon Licensee’s purchase of such individual casebook in hardcopy format with accompanying license code(s); or 2) through an online purchase with purchase of a used (not new) corresponding individual casebook in hardcopy format. Interactive Casebook(s) consists of West Academic-owned and West Academic-authored casebooks on select legal topics. Licensee is licensed to use data made available to Licensee on Interactive Casebook (“Data”) solely for educational purposes directly related to Licensee’s coursework at law school or for bar preparation purposes (“Educational Purposes”). The license includes the right to print insubstantial portions of Data solely for use (appropriately cited and credited) by Licensee in the regular course of Licensee’s Educational Purposes. Licensee may also create printouts of Data for distribution to third parties if such third parties agree not to further distribute the printouts.
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