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The ARC welcomes approaches from copyright owners seeking to agree terms of remuneration for uses of their copyright that have been necessary or convenient to enable participation in ERA. Authorised institutions, ARC contractors and ERA reviewers are advised to direct any copyright owners who approach them in respect of the negotiation of such terms of remuneration to contact the ARC.

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