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Legal issues

Each contender who participates to the BOWS-2 contest have to do it acknowledging the following terms:

a) The organisers hold the rights on the algorithms, technologies, softwares, contents and schemes used for BOWS-2. As exclusive rightholders, they authorize their circumvention or modification in the sole purpose of research. BOWS-2 is legal in the country (France) at the moment it is hosted. It is also legal under article 6 of the European Copyright Directive. Contenders that aren't EU citizens have to check whether it is legal for them to participate to BOWS-2.

b) BOWS-2 is only hold out for scientific reasons.

c) The algorithms used for BOWS-2 are original and provided by the authors explicitly for the contest.

d) The watermarking system provided by BOWS-2 can be used under the following conditions:
-d1: the users can publish freely the results than come out BOWS-2.
-d2: the users can present the proposed technique.
-d3: the participants have to reference the technique provided in BOWS-2 as the "Broken Arrows" watermarking algorithm that can be abbreviated "BA".
-d4: any use of the BOWS-2 source code provided during "Episode 3" will have to be done according to a licence usage agreement.
-d5: any use of the BOWS-2 binary executable file provided during "Episode 2" will have to be done according to a licence usage agreement.
-d6: any use of the BOWS-2 image-database provided during "Episode 3" will have to be done according to a licence usage agreement.

e) The pictures that are provided in BOWS-2 have be given with the explicit authorisation of their authors.