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  3. The Owner agrees, if the Work is accepted for publication in the Journal, to have it covered by a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  4. The Owner agrees that no new version of the article, once it is published in the Journal, will be submitted to the Computing Research Repository without the agreement of the Journal. The Owner agrees to handle all changes or corrections via the assigned editor of their article in the Journal.
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Last updated June 20, 2009.