IEEE Xplore Digital Library Terms of Use

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    Guest/Member users are NOT permitted to do the following:

    • Allow anyone other than a Licensed User to use or access IEEE Xplore.
    • Display or otherwise make any information from IEEE Xplore available to anyone other than a Licensed User.
    • Transmit electronically, via e-mail or any other file transfer protocols, any portion of IEEE Xplore.

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