The copyright holder and/or distributor/licensing company manage the legal and administrative aspects of copyrights. They are the only entities that can grant the right to use a COA that is not in the public domain. A license for use provides access to the official COA original/source version and validated language versions as well as the appropriate scoring method and interpretation guidance. The license often also grants permission to develop any additional needed material (such as new translations) and to disseminate and publish study results in the scientific literature. Users who wish to modify the content or layout of the COA need to obtain express permission to do so during the licensing process.
In this whitepaper, we cover the prerequisites for controlled use of COAs and provide suggestions for streamlining the licensing process, which can be complex and typically involves multiple parties.
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