META EMIS Secure Documents – Terms & Services

Downloading & Printing
With respect to court cases, court rules, court briefs, agency-issued documents, agency regulations or executive branch materials from the United States, its states or territories (“Authorized Legal Materials”), individuals may retrieve, via downloading commands of the Online Services, and store in machine-readable form, primarily for your agency’s use. Downloaded materials may be printed out, copied, and distributed to the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms for specific materials, but may not otherwise be reproduced or distributed or modified.

“Fair Use”
The “fair use” provisions of the Copyright Act provide that several factors must be considered when determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a “fair use”. These factors include whether the use is of a commercial or non-profit nature, the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the work as a whole, and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the work. Whether a particular use is permitted under the “fair use” provisions of copyright law depends on the facts and circumstances of the particular use. An evaluation of these facts and circumstances, the factors referred to above and court cases interpreting applicable copyright laws may all be necessary to determine whether the reproduction or distribution of materials published in printed form (books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.) is permissible. META will not give legal advice to users as to whether a particular type of use constitutes “fair use”.

Additional Restrictions, Terms and Conditions
Some materials are subject to additional restrictions on use, copying, downloading or distribution, as well as other terms and conditions.