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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DIGITAL USE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Section 1. License.
1.1. Subject to execution of a valid and current College Newspaper Services Agreement ("the Agreement"') and to the terms and conditions set forth here hereby grants to the subscribing college or university ("Subscriber") non-exclusive, non-transferable  limited  license to:

Section 2. Limitations on Use of Content by Subscriber.
2. 1 Subscriber's use of the Content in its Internet newspaper editions is limited to news use only and must target the specific news and information in Subscriber's campus and surrounding local community.

2.2. Subscriber will not archive or otherwise retain any Content in an on-line or wireless electronically retrievable format for retrieval by Users for no more than 30 days without the express written permission of AP; provided that the foregoing limitation shall not apply to any electronic archival of the AP Service Material included in the Subscriber’s newspapers where the archival is of the entire contents of the printed newspaper and the archive is for sole purpose substantiating any stories  published in the newspaper.

2.3. AP shall retain all right, title and interest in and to the Content, including, without limitation, the copyright.

2.3.1. Subscriber may present the Content only within Subscriber's online newspaper, which shall be branded with the name of the Subscriber.

2.3.2. Subscriber may not co-brand the content with any third party without the express written permission of AP.

2.3.3. Subscriber shall not make the Content available to any other Subscriber, person, third part affiliate, except with the express written permission of the AP.

2.3.4. Subscriber may not use the Content for any other purpose or platform not expressly approved herein or in the Agreement, including other URLS, ROM publishing, audiotex, email fax-on-demand, MP3 devices or other wired or wireless devices, except with the express written permission of AP.

2.4. Nothing herein is intended to restrict Subscriber's ability to display advertising alongside the Content, or to allow Subscriber to enter into a common relationship in which an entity sponsors one or more sections (e.g., Business News) of Subscriber’s Internet editions.

AP shall engage in commercially reasonable efforts to reach agreement "with news aggregation sites in order to allow such sites to crawl, search, and otherwise access the Content on Subscriber's internet editions. If AP is unable to reach such agreements with any particular news aggregation site, AP then request that Subscriber use commercially reasonable efforts to prohibit such entities (including parents, subsidiaries, separate divisions or business Member) from crawling, searching, indexing, scraping, copying storing or otherwise accessing the Content on Subscriber's Internet editions. Subscriber’s discharge its obligations under this Section by displaying a notice against unauthorized crawling, searching, indexing, scraping, copying, storying or accessing the AP Services and the AP Materials. The notice may be included as part of the terms and conditions applicable to Users of Subscriber’s internet editions. Nothing herein shall obligate Subscriber to enable any particular entity to crawl, search, index, scrape, copy, store or otherwise access Subscriber’s internet editions.

Any photos in the Content provided to Subscriber and selected by Subscriber for use as provided herein be made available on Subscriber’s Internet editions at a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels or lower or as notified by AP in its sole discretion from time to time.

Subscriber may use AP photos for news use only. AP conveys no trademark rights or rights of personality or publicity in the photos. Member shall associate the photos with the promotion or sale of any product or service, or associate the photo with any content that would bring the subject of the AP disrepute.

Section 3. Assessment.
Subscriber’s rights granted herein are subject to the payment or assessments under the Agreement and any agreements supplemental to the Agreement the consideration granted by Subscriber to AP in Section 5 below.

Section 4· Term of Agreement.
These terms and conditions shall become effective on the date when the Agreement is signed by AP and shall continue for the term of the Agreement.

Section 5. Subscriber Covenants
5.1. The Content which appears in Subscriber’s Internet newspaper editions will be labeled as copyrighted AP material and credited to AP as the source material as described in Attachment A. Subscriber shall incorporate the form of notice of terms and conditions applicable to the Content as described in Attachment A. Proper credit and incorporation of the form of notice by Subscriber in its Internet newspaper editions, in accordance with Attachment A same may be updated by AP from time to time, is a material part of these terms and conditions and constitutes a portion of the consideration to AP from Subscriber.

5.2. Subscriber agrees to not interfere with any copyright protection mechanism or copyright management information system, including any watermark employed by AP. Subscriber shall not interfere with or impair the function of any digital identification devices provided by AP with the Content.

5.3 Subscriber shall, without cost to AP, use commercial reasonable efforts, when otherwise updating such documents, to make AP a third party a Subscriber’s “Terms of Service” or similar agreements applicable to Users of or other visitors (whether an entity or any digital engine that crawls, searches, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits Web site content) to Subscriber’s Internet newspaper editions.

5.4. Subscriber will promptly notify AP of any unauthorized use, of which Subscriber becomes aware, of the Content. Subscriber agrees, if and when ret by AP, to use reasonable commercial efforts to cooperate in AP's investigation and prosecution of acts that violate AP's copyright or other rights in the agreement.

Section 6. Kills, Corrections and Substitutions; Advances and Embargoes; Unavailable Services

Subscriber will promptly make all kills, corrections and substitutions, and abide by all advance, hold for release, embargo notices or other restrictions of Content. Subscriber may not use any material from the Content in Subscriber's Internet newspaper editions slugged or identified as "advisory", "on-line or "not for publication."

Section 7· AP Access to Subscriber's Internet Newspaper Editions.
Subscriber will provide AP access to Subscriber’s Internet newspaper editions without charge, if requested by AP, as it relates to Subscriber's use of the Content under these terms and conditions. In addition, to assist AP' with development of digital products and services that reflect market trends and patterns where commercially practicable and to the extent permitted under its online privacy policy. Subscriber shall provide AP with data that can reasonably in AP of User interest in the Content. Such data may include the number of registered visitors, page views and other similar statistics provided that, AP's for data is not intended to cover any personally identifiable information of visitors to or Users that Subscriber may collet for its own business purpose shall: (i) maintain the confidentiality of all data collected under this Section; and (ii) only use such data aggregated with the data from other online pull of AP Material.

ATTACHMENT A
AP COPYRIGHT STATEMENT, NOTICE AND CREDIT
1. Subscriber will prominently display a notice substantially in the form of the following notice to all Users and other visitors (whether an entity or any engine that crawls, searches, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits Web site content) to the Subscriber’s Internet editions: The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons, digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content). By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions therefrom or transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or of any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all right and remedies available to it; and (v) Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.

2. Subscriber shall display the following copyright notice updated each year on each item of AI' Services used verbatim or substantially verbatim in the Subscriber internet editions.
Copyright [Current Year] Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

3. Subscriber will use best efforts to display the following copyright notice updated each year on each item prepared by or for Subscriber in the Subscriber internet editions that was derived or based upon the Content.
Copyright [Current Year] [Subscriber Name]. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

4.  Subscriber also will display the following credit or attribution for each item or portions of the Content used in Subscriber’s Internet editions: For text: "(AP)" or "By Associated  Press", and where commercially practicable listing reasonable efforts, visual representation of the "AP" logo.
For photos: Visual representation of the "AP" logo on the photo, or immediately below, the words "Associated Press" and the photographer's byline.
For graphics: Visual representation of the "AP" logo on graphic, or immediately below, the words "Associated Press."

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INTERNET SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Section 1. License
Subject to execution of a valid and current College Newspaper Services Agreement ("the Agreement") and to the terms and conditions set forth here hereby grants to Subscriber a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited license to publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise include the news, internet and information from the produced online service(s) (''the AP Service") listed in Exhibit A of the Agreement on the Subscriber’s Internet editions, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. AP shall retain all right, title and interest in and to such produced online services including without limitation, to the copyright.

In order to allow Subscriber to prepare the AP Service, for public display and/or public performance on Subscriber's Internet editions, Subscribers have a limited license to reproduce and prepare derivative works (including edited or rewritten versions) of the AP Service only to the extent necessary Subscriber to exercise its license to publicly perform and publically display the AP Service.

Derivative works of the AP Service, or Subscriber materials, including text, video, audio, images or graphics, that contain of the AP Service, or Subscriber materials, including text, video, audio, images, or graphics, that contain or are derived from the news intelligence or information from the AP Service, that appear on the Subscriber’s Internet editions shall be governed by these terms and conditions.

Subscriber’s license shall include a license to allow “Users: (any person or entity with access to the AP Service in the Subscriber’s Internet editions personal use only) to reproduce a single copy of individual items contained in the AP Service for their personal use only and not for resale or redistribution in any manner. Subscriber shall not allow its Users to reproduce a substantial portion of the AP Service available on Subscriber’s Internet editions.

Section 2. Restrictions on Use of the AP Service by Subscriber

Except for production of the Subscriber Internet editions, Subscriber shall not use the AP Service, or any of the news, intelligence or information from AP Service, in the production of any programming, including broadcast or other programming, including any audio or visual programming.

Subscribe may not co-brand the Subscriber Internet editions without the express written permission of AP.

2..3. Subscriber agrees it shall not make the AP Service available to any other newspaper, radio or television station, person, third party or affiliate. In a Subscriber agrees not to use the AP Service for any other purpose or platform not expressly approved herein, including CD-ROM publishing, audiotex, fax-on-demand, pagers, PDAs, wired or wireless devices.

2.4. Subscriber will not archive or otherwise any of the AP Service in an on-line electronically retrievable format, or any other format, without AP's prior written approval.

Subscriber shall permit access to portions of its Subscriber Internet editions containing the AP Service only from within the Internet domain of Subscriber’s Internet editions. .

Subscriber shall not permit any portion of its Subscriber Internet editions containing the AP Service to be “framed” (i.e., allow a page from a different domain to call a page from Subscriber’s Internet editions and display Subscriber’s page within the calling page). AP may provide Subscriber with comp instructions that will prevent such framing, which Subscriber shall use.

Subscriber agrees to not interfere with any copyright protection mechanism or copyright management information system, including any watermark employed by the AP.

Subscriber may use any photos from the AP Service (the "Photos") for news use only. AP conveys no trademark rights or rights of personality or publicity in the Photos. Subscriber shall not associate the Photos with any product or service, or associate the Photos with any content that would bring the subject the Photos into disrepute. Subscriber shall not have the right to publicly display or otherwise publicly use thumbnail photo images, which are low-resolution images occupying less than a full screen and transmitted by AP to Subscriber hereunder for preview purposes only.

Subscriber’s access ln the AP Services shall terminate upon the sale, transfer or other ownership change of such Subscriber.  For the purpose of this 2.9, an ownership shall be considered to have occurred when there has been a change in: (i) the owner of fifty percent (50%) or more of the stake or the owner of fifty percent (50%) or more of relevant equity interest in the Subscriber, or (iii) the owner of fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting interests of the entity.

Section 3. Assessment.
In consideration of the license granted herein, Subscriber shall pay to AP, the assessment specified in Exhibit A of the Agreement for each AP Service by Subscriber. Furthermore, AP may provide space on the AP Service for insertion of advertisements by AP or its designee. AP will determine, it its sole discretion, the number and size of ads.

Section 4. Delivery
AP shall, in consultation with Subscriber, determine the means for delivery of the AP Service to Subscriber AP shall use commercially reasonable to deliver the AP Service via that means. AP may offer delivery of some or all of the AP Service through one or more particular delivery methods, including; not limited to, satellite, telephone, telephone landline circuits, dial-up modem or the Internet and Subscriber may be required to purchase and maintain particular equipment, software and/or services ("Subscriber Systems") to receive some or all of the Report through the selected deliver method(s). Subscriber shall ensure that such Subscriber Systems are compatible with AP technical requirements, which AI' shall communicate to Subscriber from time to time shall advise Subscriber from time to time of any change in the technical requirements for reception of the Report.

4.1. If Subscriber receives some or all of the AP Service via the Internet, Subscriber shall provide install and maintain at its own cost a personal computer and/or computer network as reception equipment for that portion of the AP Service, as applicable, along with an appropriate connection to the Internet compatible third-party Internet browser software.

4.2. AP may provide Subscriber with username(s) and password(s) for access to the AP Service via the Internet. Subscriber shall not share or otherwise its username(s) and/or password(s)

Section 5.Hosted Content,
For an AP Service that includes hosting, AP shall host and make available to the Internet on behalf of Subscriber, certain portions of the AP Service, the systems owned, leased or otherwise provided by AP(the “Hosting System”). AP does not guarantee that the Hosting system shall be available at all time make any representation as to the amount or sufficiency of the bandwidth or capacity that available through the Hosting system. AP will provide Subscriber specifications for Subscriber to prepare an electronic version of its HTML templates for AP to use in hosting AP multimedia material.

Section 6. Content of the Service.
AP will determine, in its sole discretion, the content of the AP Service.

 Section 7. AP Copyright Statement, Notice and Credit.
The AP Service or any portion thereof used in the Subscriber Internet editions will be labeled as copyrighted AP Material and credited to AP as the source such material as described in Attachment A. Subscriber agrees not to delete or to obscure copyright or trademark notices on AP or other material carried by the AP Service.

Section 8. Kills, Corrections, and Substitutions; Advances and Embargoes.
Subscriber will promptly make all kills, corrections and substitutions, and abide by all advance, hold for release, embargo notices or other restrictions by the AP Service.

Section 9. AP Access to Subscriber Internet editions Subscriber will provide AP access to the Subscriber Internet editions without charge and available market research feedback, if requested by AP, as it relates to uses of the AP Service under these terms and conditions.

Section 10. Access to news or other information acquired by Subscriber
Subscriber shall provide AP with access to all information, in all forms, including text, audio, video, images or graphics, original to Subscriber and gather Subscriber that is spontaneous in its origin, for use in news report(s) of AP and its subsidiaries.

Section 11. Material Breach.
If AP determines that. Subscriber has breached the Agreement or any of these terms and conditions, AP may immediately terminate or suspend deliver AP Service.  

Section 12. Unauthorized Use
Subscriber will promptly notify AP of any unauthorized use, of which Subscriber becomes aware, of material from the AP Service distributed on the Subscriber’s internet editions. Subscriber agrees, if and when requested by AP, to cooperate fully in AP’s investigation and prosecution of acts that violate AP’s other rights in the AP Service.

INTERNET SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES- ATTACHMENT A
AP COPYRIGHT STATEMENT, NOTICE AND CREDIT
1. Subscriber will prominently display the following notice to all Users who access the AP Service in the Subscriber Internet editions: Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and or other material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-com use. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or damages arising from any of the foregoing.

2. Except where impractical, Subscriber will display the following copyright notice updated each year on each item of the AP Service used verbatim or substantially verbatim in Subscriber Internet editions:
Copyright [Current Year] Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

3. Subscriber will display the following copyright notice updated each year on each item prepared by or for Subscriber and displayed in the Subscriber editions that was derived front or based upon  the AP Service.
Copyright [Current Year] [Subscriber Name]. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

4. Subscriber also will display the following credit or attribution for each item or portions of the AP Service used in the Subscriber Internet editions: Version1.1, 06-25-2010

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