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Topic: Usage Policy For FOA Copyrighted Technical Materials Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

The FOA Online Reference Guide, FOA Tech Topics and Fiber U contain many pages of information relevant to fiber optics and communications. The FOA has prepared this information as a technically correct, non-commercial reference guide to fiber optics and cabling for use by everyone in the industry.

All FOA materials, including text and graphics, are copyrighted and subject to legal restrictions on its use.

FOA material may be linked from other websites with no permission required.

The FOA is glad to have the material used for reference, education, etc. on a non-commercial basis as long as the source (FOA) is identified with attribution and no claims are made that FOA endorses the user, their products or services. FOA does not allow the commercial use of its copyrighted material to promote any company or organization.

By non-commercial use with attribution, we mean:

  • Non-commercial use means the material is not reproduced in any fashion (print, electronic files, posted online, etc.) and sold or used in commercial activities which may include marketing or training for payment.
  • The material may be printed or copied in small quantities for non-commercial use in presentations, training handouts or other uses internal to an organization with no permission required as long as the following attribution is included: "Reproduced from the Fiber Optic Association Online Reference Guide.".
Use of the copyrighted FOA material is prohibited for commercial use, for example:
  • Use for any commercial purposes, including in activities which may include marketing, training for payment, reproduction on other websites, advertisements, promotional brochures or in any materials promoting a company or organizations products or services is prohibited without specific permission for that use.
  • Reproduction in other websites or other publications such as magazines, books, newsletters, etc., in print or electronic, is forbidden without specific permission for each individual use.
  • Reproduction in any form that is sold or used in any other commercial manner is forbidden without specific permission for that use.
  • Use of the FOA or Fiber U logo or trademarks without permission is forbidden.
  • Implying FOA endorsement is strictly forbidden.

If you have questions regarding the use of this material, contact the FOA: or 1-760-451-3655

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