These works, the dBET PDF files, are provided free to you to download, print, and study, and otherwise use under the law.

Please note that the dBET PDFs have two copyright statements.

Copyright of dBET PDF File

This is the first copyright you will see and typically appears on the very first page of the PDF file, taking this form:

dBET PDF Version © 2017. All rights reserved. Note that this file includes security provisions that disallow modification. Please contact BDK America to request permission for anything other than your individual, noncommercial use.


Copyright of Print Volume

The second copyright page you will see is a reproduction of the copyright from the print volume from which the PDF was made. Typically you will see it several pages into the book, taking this form:

Copyright © 2013 by Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai and BDK America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transcribed in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without the prior written permission of the publisher. 


Almost always the PDF is created and distributed some years after the print volume; hence the discrepancy in the copyright dates.


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