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These usage conditions include according to subsequent rulings of all three Austrian Supreme Courts [OGH (= Supreme Civil Court) no. 4Ob140/01v; no. 4Ob273/00a; no. 4Ob224/00w; 4Ob347/74; VWGH (= Supreme Administrative Court) 90/14/0001; 88/13/0206; VFGH (= Supreme Constitutional Court) G108/84; B539/82]: that a restricted redistribution is possible, if done within a specific scientific community for the personal use of a member of this community (including the discussion of a therefore redistributed text within the community); (= "scientific or educational fair-use-restriction"); and that such a specific use does not principally violate the general copyright protections imposed by Austrian Copyright Law on the use of protected material as indicated above.
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