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Permission to Quote CAL

Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:23 AM
Subject: Our licence from WSO

Al-Anon Alateen

hope for families and friends of alcoholics

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
Phone 757.563.1600

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617 Fax 757.563.1655

February 20, 2003

Key To Harmony
C/O Mary Ann C.
P.O. Box 384
Orland, CA 95963-0384

Re: Key To Harmony #062160

Dear Mary Ann,

This letter is to confirm that Key To Harmony has been granted limited permission to use Al-Anon copyrighted material during its on-line meetings. This license is granted for a one-year period and must be renewed annually. Said license is subject to the following conditions:

On-line members may quote limited excerpts from Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature, hereafter referred to as CAL, provided that the excerpt does not exceed one paragraph in length, per individual, per meeting. Members may quote less than one paragraph, however, excerpts from several paragraphs are not able to be linked to create the equivalent of a paragraph. Portions of permitted text may not be altered, titled, or numbered in any fashion to create the appearance that this is the way that the paragraph appears in the original text. chapter headings or sharing titles may be attached to a sharing which immediately follows said heading. Excerpts may not be altered, printed, or archived for later combination with other sharings or excerpts. They may not be included or published on any Web site or posting, may not be made available to any person or Web site other than at and for that particular meeting, and should be treated like a personal, private communication of each participant in the meeting.

Only those articles from The Forum which are so designated in the magazine for Internet publication may be used on-line, as not all authors of the articles have given permission to use their sharings on-line.

Permission is also granted to Key To Harmony to use the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service as adopted by the World Service Conference. Meetings may also post the entire text that follows the Twelve Steps which begins "These steps suggest acceptance of four primary ideas that.."in the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual. This text cannot be altered or excerpted and must always follow the Twelve Steps, if the text is to be used at all. It is not within the autonomy of any group or individual to alter, change, or modify these legacies for posting on-line. Permission is also granted to use the Suggested Welcome and Suggested Closing.

After each above-mentioned use, the member sharing is to include the following acknowledgment:

From________________________________________, Page Number______
(identify the publication)
Copyright 19______, by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Limited use by express written permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

This acknowledgment should appear at the end of the excerpt and before the member begins to share his/her individual experience, strength, and hope.

It is within the autonomy of the meeting to decide which CAL publications it will use and which it will exclude, provided the terms of the above license are not altered, e.g., a Step meeting could agree to use only CAL material on the Steps. It can also agree to limit the number or length of sharings provided they do not exceed the one paragraph, per member, per meeting limit.

The terms of this letter are granted to the use of Key To Harmony and not to any particular individual or individuals. This license cannot be transferred, altered, or assigned to another meeting or individual. The use of the contact name is for communication purpose only. If an additional meeting forms from Key To Harmony, the new meeting needs to request its own license.

The ability to license use of CAL on-line is restricted to the permission granted by the Board of Trustees of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. The Board of Trustees retains the right to modify, alter, amend, or further restrict this permission and the attached documents at any time without advance notice. Meetings holding said licenses will be notified of any such changes within a reasonable time. Failure to abide by the terms of this letter could result in revocation, modification, or further limitation of the granted use.

The Fact Sheet for Al-Anon On-line Meetings (S-60) and the request for permission to use Conference Approved Literature on-line are appended to this letter and incorporated herein as if fully written. In the event of conflict in terminology or use between this letter and the above-referenced documents, this letter shall govern. Permission to use CAL as stated cannot be granted to meetings which are in violation or subsequently become in violation of the Al-Anon copyright or trademarks.

The terms of this letter are purposefully more legal than other Al-Anon publications or correspondence. As the primary means of support for all Al-Anon structures is our copy righter material, the failure to properly regulate the widespread use of copyrighted material could affect Al-Anon as a whole. This letter is written so that it can be interpreted appropriately, should legal action to protect our copyrights be necessary in the future. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as together we create new opportunities for our members to share, learn, and grow in our wonderful program.

In fellowship,
Richard L. B.
Executive Director

Enclosures: Fact Sheet for Al-anon On-Line Meetings (S-60)
Request for Permission to Use Conference Approved
Literature On-line
Materials to Post On-line

(Letter amended 2/16/00)