Intellectual Property (IP) infringement involves using another's material, such as a copyright or trademark, without the permission of the IP owner. These acts can include the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, preparation of derivative works, public performance, or display of that material. The infringement does not need to be for monetary gain to be problematic, just without permission. Examples of misuse of IEEE IP would include unauthorized posting of conference or journal papers, reselling of standards, or unauthorized use of the IEEE name or logo.

How to report misuse

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Those who have questions about infringement are encouraged to read the FAQ on copyright or trademark infringement.


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