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This downloads in this area include sutras in the  BDK English Tripiṭaka series, and other works from time. They are provided free to you to download, print, and study, and otherwise use under the law. 

Please note that PDFs may contain two copyright statements. This is always the case with the dBET PDFs. 

Copyright of dBET PDFs

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 © 2018. 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. 

Especially for older volumes, the PDF has been published later than the print volume, so the two copyright notices will differ as to year.

Save and Print dBETs for Personal Use

Users of the dBET files may download these files to their personal devices and print out copies for their personal use. Users wanting to make sure they can do these things should be able to rely on this explicit statement to remove any uncertainty.