Copyright. PEDS-R is copyrighted. Just because you have acquired a copy of PEDS-R does not mean you have the right to freely distribute it. It is illegal to photocopy blank protocols, imbed any elements of the PEDS-R into other questionnaires, display on websites, or include in electronic records. Only completed forms may be scanned. Copyright infringement is theft. Copyright infringement is taken seriously and will result in litigation. Infringement also starves future development of PEDS Tools.
The PEDS Tools’ team who provide customer support, ship materials, facilitate translations, improve its website, create training, and write programming for PEDS Online, are all parents with children to support. Copyright infringement hurts real people and their families. You can see who we are at https://pedstest.com/about-us/
Copyright Notice. Posting of copyright-protected PEDS Tools forms and any copying or reproduction of the form or any use of the form without permission from PEDStest.com, LLC is unlawful and constitutes copyright infringement in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. The PEDS Tools may only be used in the original form provided through purchase from PEDSTest.com, LLC, and may not be copied or reproduced. Please be aware that the Copyright Act entitles PEDStest.com, LLC to seek statutory damages of as much as $150,000 per act of infringement and its attorneys’ fees in prosecuting its copyright claim.
Further, the original forms include a copyright notification and contact information that may not be omitted. Alteration of the forms in such manner to delete this information constitutes violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 1202(b), which states:
No person shall, without the authority of the copyright owner or the law, intentionally remove or alter any copyright management information knowing, or, with respect to civil remedies under section 1203, having reasonable grounds to know, that it will induce, enable, facilitate, or conceal an infringement of any right under this title.
The damages for violating 17 U.S.C. § 1202 alone range from $2,500 to $25,000 per violation, in addition to any damages for copyright infringement.