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other OWRT contractors only for information or use in connection with work performed under their contracts, subparagraph (b) of the Limited Rights Legend shall be used, and subparagraphs (a) and (c) may be deleted, if otherwise inapplicable. In either of the foregoing examples, the contractor may, if he can show the possibility of a conflict of interest because of disclosure of such data to certain contractors or evaluators, exclude such contractors or evaluators from subparagraphs (a) or (b). If the data is required solely for emergency repair or overhaul, subparagraph (c) of the Limited Rights Legend shall be retained, and subparagraphs (a) and (b) may, unless otherwise applicable, be deleted. In the event it is determined that all of the subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) of the Limited Rights Legend are to be deleted, the word "none" shall be inserted in the Legend after the colon (:).
(h) Limited rights in proprietary data. Except as may be otherwise specified in this contract as technical data which are not subject to this paragraph, the Contractor shall, upon written request from the Contracting Officer at any time prior to three (3) years after final payment under this contract, promptly deliver to the Government any “proprietary data” withheld pursuant to paragraph (e) of the “Rights in Technical Data" clause of this contract. The following legend and no other is authorized to be affixed on any “proprietary data" delivered pursuant to this provision, provided the “proprietary data” meets the conditions for initial withholding under paragraph (e) of the “Rights in Technical Data" clause. The Government will thereafter treat the “proprietary data” in accordance with such legend. However, at the written request of the Contractor, the restrictive period for the proprietary data of three (3) years, as appears in the legend, may be made a longer time upon approval thereof in writing by the Contracting Officer when found warranted by the Contractor's justification therefor in negotiations before submittal of such data under this provision.
Government with the express limitations that it may not be disclosed outside the Government or be used for purposes of manufacture without prior permission of the Contractor, except that further disclosure or use may be made solely for the following purposes:
(a) This “proprietary data" may be disclosed for evaluation purposes under the restriction that the proprietary data be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed;
(b) This “proprietary data" may be disclosed to other Contractors participating in the Government's program of which this contract is a part for information or use in connection with the work performed under their contracts and under the restriction that the “proprietary data” be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed; or
(c) This “proprietary data" may be used by the Government or others on its behalf for emergency repair or overhaul work, or other purpose(s) specified as follows (if no other, enter “NONE”); under the restriction that the "proprietary data” be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed.
These restrictions shall terminate three (3) years from the date of submittal stated in this notice.
This legend shall be marked on any reproduction of this data in whole or in part.
(4) Acquisition of proprietary datacomputer software. Where it has been determined that delivery of proprietary computer software is necessary with limited rights in the Government, the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause shall be supplemented by the addition of paragraph (h) set forth below. The Limited Rights Legend specified in paragrah (h) is applicable only to the proprietary computer software determined to be necessary for delivery with limited rights. Government acquisition of any rights in the software greater than the rights appearing from the numbered subparagraph of the Legend shall be specified in the contract, and, unless found impractical, stated on the Legend in additional subparagraphs.
(h) Acquisition of proprietary data-computer software. Upon written request of the Contracting Officer for any computer software which has been data withheld pursuant to paragraph (e) of this clause, the Contractor shall promptly furnish (including any data specifically identified in the contract as required to be furnished under this paragraph) such data. The following notice
LIMITED RIGHTS LEGEND This “proprietary data," is a trade secret of ----, and is submitted in confidence on under Contract No.
if appropriate) with the Office of Water Research and Technology, United States Department of the Interior (and Purchase Order No.
if applicable). It may be duplicated and used by the
is authorized to be affixed to the data fur. nished and the Government will thereafter treat the data in accordance with such notice:
RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE This computer software is the property of
and is furnished under OWRT Contract No.
(and subcontract ---, if appropriate). It may not be used, duplicated, nor disclosed by the Government except as provided below or as otherwise stated in the contract.
The Government may:
(i) use this computer software with the computer for which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer may be transferred;
(ii) use this computer software with a backup computer if the computer for which it was acquired is inoperative;
(iii) copy this computer software for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes;
(iv) modify this computer software or combine it with other software, subject to the provision that where the derivative software contains portions which remain identifiable as proprietary data, such portions shall be subject to the same restricted rights;
(V) disclose this computer software for use by on-site employees of support service Contractors providing such Contractors agree to protect such computer software from unauthorized use or disclosure; and
(vi) treat this computer software, if it bears a copyright notice, as a published copyrighted work licensed without disclosure prohibitions to the Government with minimum rights in accordance with subparagraphs (i) through (iv) above.
Any greater rights which the Government may have acquired in this computer software are stated in the contract. This Notice shall be marked on any reproduction of this computer software, in whole or in part.
Where it is impractical to include the above notice on computer software in machine readable form, the following short form notice may be used in lieu thereof:
(i) Primarily for production of motion pictures, or other audio-visual works, television recordings or scripts, musical compositions or arrangements, sound tracks or recordings, sculptures, paintings and other fine arts, photographs and other pictorial works, translations, adaptations, and the like;
(ii) For books, compilations, surveys, histories, or technology information pamphlets;
(iii) For works pertaining to management studies, support services, training, career guidance, or similar functions of a Government agency; and
(iv) For works pertaining to guidance or instruction of Government officials or employees in the discharge of official duties. The clause in paragraph (f)(2) below should be modified with the assistance of the Solicitor where the contract calls for the editing, translation, addition, or other modification of the subject matter of an existing work.
(2) Rights in data-special works clause.
RIGHTS IN DATA-SPECIAL WORKS (a) The term “Data" as used herein means recorded information regardless of form or characteristics, such as writings, musical and dramatic works, motion pictures, televi. sion and other audio-visual works, sound recordings, sculptures, paintings and other fine arts, or other pictorial works or reproductions, drawings or other graphic representations, and works of similar nature (whether or not copyrighted) which are to be delivered under this contract. The term includes data such as management studies and data produced under support services contracts but does not include financial reports, cost analyses, and other information incidental to contract administration.
(b) All data first produced or composed in the course of or under this contract shall be the sole property of the Government. Except with the prior written permission of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor agrees not to assert any rights at common law or in equity or establish any claim to statutory copyright in such data and warrants that anyone who authors such data will have agreed, in writing, to the same. The Contractor shall not publish or reproduce such data in whole or in part or in any manner or form, or authorize others so to do, without the written consent of the Contracting Officer until such time as the Government may have released such data to the public.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE (SHORT FORM)
Duplication, use, or disclosure is subject to restrictions stated in Contract No. with (name of Contractor)
(f) Rights in data-special works. (1) The clause set forth in paragraph (f)(2) below shall be used in all contracts where the principal purpose or task of the contract is the production of copyrightable works, even though such works may incorporate uncopyrighted material or material previously copyrighted by the contractor or others. Such contracts include those:
(c) The Contractor hereby grants to or will obtain for the Government a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license throughout the world (1) to publish, exhibit, translate reproduce, deliver, perform, use, and dispose of, in any manner, any and all data which are not first produced or composed in the performance of this contract but which are incorporated in the work furnished under this contract; and (2) to authorize others to do as provided in (1) of this paragraph (c).
(d) The Contractor shall indemnify and save and hold harmless the Government, its officers, agents, and employees acting within the scope of their official duties against any liability, including costs and expenses (1) for violation of proprietary rights, copyrights, or rights of privacy, arising out of the public translation, reproduction, delivery, performance, use, or disposition of any data furnished under this contract; or (2) based upon any libelous, defamatory, or other unlawful matter contained in such data. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to material furnished to the Contractor by the Government and incorporated in data furnished under this contract.
(e) Nothing contained in this clause shall imply a license to the Government under any patent, or be construed as affecting the scope of any licenses or other rights otherwise granted to the Government under any patent.
(g) Rights in technical data clause (short form). (1) The clause set forth in paragraph (2) below may be used in contracts for basic research including grants, special support research agreements with educational institutions, contracts with consultants, contracts for symposia or for the conduct of training and educational programs, and in other contracts of a similar nature. This clause shall not be used in any contract where proprietary information of the contractor may be utilized in the performance of work under the contract, and in such instances the Additional Technical Data Requirements clause of $ 14R-9.202– 3(c) and the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause of $ 14R-9.2023(e)(2) shall be used. The short form clause of this section shall not be used in situations involving long-term consultancy arrangements.
(2) Rights in technical data clauseshort form.
RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA-SHORT FORM
(a) Definitions. The definitions of terms set forth in 41 CFR 14R-9.201 apply to the extent these terms are used herein.
(b) Allocation of rights. (1) The Government shall have:
(i) Unlimited rights in technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of this contract;
(ii) The right of the Contracting Officer or his representatives to inspect at all reasonable times up to three (3) years after final payment under this contract all technical data first produced or specifically used in the contract (for which inspection the Contractor or its subcontractor shall afford proper facilities to Government employees);
(iii) The right to have any technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of this contract delivered to the Government as the Contracting Officer may from time to time direct during the progress of the work or in any event as the Contracting Officer shall direct upon completion or termination of this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall have the right to use for its private purposes, subject to patent, security, or other provisions of this contract, technical data it first produces in the performance of this contract provided the data requirements of this contract have been met as of the date of the private use of such data. The Contractor agrees that to the extent it receives or is given access to proprietary data or other technical, business, or financial data in the form of recorded information from OWRT or an OWRT Contractor or subcontractor, the Contractor shall treat such data in accordance with any restrictive legend contained thereon, unless use is specifically authorized by prior written approval of the Contracting Officer.
(c) Copyrighted material. (1) The Contractor agrees not to, without prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer, establish a claim to statutory copyright on any contract data first produced in the per. formance of the contract and warrants that anyone who authors such contract data will have agreed, in writing, to the same. To the extent such authorization is granted, the Government reserves for itself and others acting on its behalf at least a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide license for Governmental purposes to publish, distribute, translate, duplicate, exhibit, and perform any such data copyrighted by the contract.
(2) The Contractor agrees not to include in the technical data delivered under the contract any material copyrighted by the Contractor and not to knowingly include any material copyrighted by others without first granting or obtaining at no cost to the Government a license therein for the benefit of the Government of the same scope as set forth in paragraph (c)(1) above. If such royalty-free license is unavailable and the Contractor nevertheless determines that such copyrighted material must be included in the technical data to be delivered, rather than merely incorporated therein by reference, the Contractor shall request the written authorization of the Contracting Officer to include such copyrighted material in the technical data without a license.
(h) Rights in existing books, fine art, computer software, motion pictures or television recordings, or similar existing work. (1) Where a contract has for an objective the purchase of an existing work protected by copyright, whether or not registered or marked by notice thereof, and a purpose of the purchase is to reproduce the work, or to undertake any other activity coming under the copyright, the following clause shall be used. The Schedule of the contract may set forth limitations consistent with the purposes for which the material covered by the contract is being procured. Examples of these limitations in procurement of existing motion pictures or television recordings are: (i) Means of exhibition or transmission, (ii) time, (iii) types of audience, and (iv) geographical location. Consideration should be given to the modification of paragraph (b) of the clause in consultation with the Solicitor to make the indemnity coextensive with the rights acquired under paragraph (a) of the clause as limited by the Schedule of the contract.
(2) Rights in existing work data clause.
nished under this contract; or (2) any libelous or other unlawful matter contained in such data. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to material furnished to the Contractor by the Government and incorporated in data furnished under this contract.
(i) Contracts for the purchase or lease of existing computer software. When purchasing or leasing existing computer software directly, rather than from a Federal Supply Schedule contact, it is important that the contract adequately describe the computer program or the computer data base, the form (tape, punch cards, disk packs) of the program to be delivered, and all the necessary documentation pertaining thereto. The contract should also specify the rights of the Government and any limitations on the right of the Government to use, disclose, or copy the computer software, such as the physical location, number of uses, or other conditions under which the computer software may be utilized. The provisions of $ 14R-9.202-3(e)(4) should be used as a guide to assure that the Government obtains the necessary minimum rights to the purchased or leased computer software. The Contracting Officer shall consult with the Solicitor in drafting such rights provisions for these contracts.
RIGHTS IN DATA-EXISTING WORKS (a) Except as otherwise provided in the Schedule of this contract, the Contractor hereby grants to the Government a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to distribute, perform, use, and exhibit the material called for under this contract for Gov. ernmental purposes throughout the world, and to authorize others to do so.
(b) The Contractor shall indemnify and save and hold harmless the Government, its officers, agents, and employees acting within the scope of their official duties, and on behalf of the Government, against any liability, including costs and expenses for (1) violation of proprietary rights, copyrights, or rights of privacy, arising out of the public translation, reproduction, delivery, performance, use, or disposition of any data fur
$ 14R-9.202-4 Procedures-Government
owned, contractor-operated facilities. (a) General. It is essential that OWRT maintain continuity in its programs which are implemented by contracts for the operation of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. Contract data first produced or specifically used in the performance of such contracts must be considered as integral to and remaining with the facility or plant after termination of such contracts and thus available to OWRT and its fututre contractors for the continued use of the facilities or plant. However, it is recognized that these contracts by their nature cannot always be subject to one set of prescribed contract provisions which will always apply. Accordingly, the Rights in Technical Data-Facility clause set forth in paragraph (c)(2) below is to be used as a basic or minimal clause which may be modified or expanded
with the concurrence of the Solicitor to meet perticular contract situations.
(b) Subcontracting. Unless otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer, the contractor shall follow the policy and procedures of $ 14R-9.202-1, 2, and 3 above, and shall employ the provisions of the Additional Technical Data Requirements clause of $ 14R9.202-3(c), and the Rights in Technical Data clause of $14R-9.202-3(e)(2) where appropriate, except in subcontracts for the design of special production plants or facilities or specially designed equipment for such facilities or plants in which instances contractors shall include the provision of the Rights in Technical Data clause of $ 14R-9.202-4.
(c) Rights in technical data clauseFacility. (1) Whenever a contract has as a purpose the operation of a Government-owned contractor-operated research or production facility, the clause set forth in paragraph (c)(2) of this section shall normally be included in the contract. Inasmuch as this clause secures to the Government ownership, access to, and, if requested, delivery of all technical data first produced in the performance of the contract and access to and delivery of technical data which are specifically used in the performance of the contract, there is no need to include the Additional Technical Data Requirements clause of $ 14R-9.202-3(c).
(2) Rights in technical data clausefacility.
Technical data as used herein does not mean financial reports, cost analyses, and other information incidental to contract administration.
(2) "Proprietary Data" means technical data which are trade secrets developed at private expense, such as may be included in design procedures or techniques, chemical composition of materials, or manufacturing methods, process, or treatments, including minor modifications thereof, provided that such data are protectable as trade secret and accordingly:
(i) Are not generally known or available from other sources without obligation concerning their confidentiality,
(ii) Have not been made available by the owner to others without obligation concerning their confidentiality, and
(iii) Are not already available to the Government without obligation concerning their confidentiality.
(3) "Unlimited Rights" means rights to use, duplicate, or disclose technical data, in whole or in part, in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, and to permit others to do so.
(b) Allocation of rights. (1) The Government shall have:
(i) Ownership in all technical data first produced in the performance of the contract.
(ii) The right to inspect technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of the contract at all reasonable times (for which inspection the proper facilities shall be afforded the Government by the Contractors and its subcontractors.
(iii) The right to have all technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of the contract delivered to the Government or otherwise disposed of by the Contractor, either as the Contracing Officer may from time to time direct during the progress of the work or in any event as the Contracing Officer shall direct upon completion or termination of this contract, provided that nothing contained in this paragraph shall require the Contractor to actually deliver any technical data the delivery of which is excused by this Rights in Technical Data clause.
(iv) Unlimited rights in technical data specifically used in the performance of this contract except technical data pertaining to items of standard commercial design; the Contractor agrees to leave a copy of such technical data at the facility or plant to which such data relate, and to make available for access or to deliver to the Government such data upon request by the Contracting Officer; provided that if such data are proprietary, the rights of the Govern. ment in such data shall be governed solely by the provisions of paragraph (e) hereof"Limited Rights in Proprietary Data.”
RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA-FACILITY (a) Definitions. (1) “Technical Data" means recorded information, regardless of form or characteristic, of a scientific or technical nature. It may, for example, document research, experimental, developmental, demonstration, or engineering work, or be usable or used to define a design or process or to procure, produce, support, maintain, or operate materiel. The data may be graphic or pictorial delineations in media such as drawings or photographs, text in specifications or related performance or design type documents, or computer software (including computer programs, computer software data bases, and computer software documentation). Examples of technical data include research and engineering data, engineering drawings and associated lists, specifications, standards, process sheets, manuals, technical reports, catalog item identification, and related information.