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For information on use of SIGNAL content for commercial sites, see the Rights and Reprints page.


Permission is not required for bloggers to post a contextual excerpt, with attribution, not to exceed four (4) paragraphs, as long as the blogger provides a link back to the exact SIGNAL content to which they are referring. Please note that it is never acceptable to selectively quote from an article in a manner that changes the meaning of that article, to use an article’s text or photos out of context, or to combine quotes to create a sentence.

While much of SIGNAL content is available through RSS feeds, “scraping,” or unauthorized redistribution of content through use of those feeds or any other technology, is strictly prohibited.

Permission for larger excerpts must be secured in advance. If you would like to publish syndicated SIGNAL content on your site, please contact Bodil Lund or call 703-631-6192 for licensing information.


The SIGNAL Online site requires that anyone linking to content respect the copyright and trademark and include proper attribution.

Links may include text content such as headlines and may be accompanied by brief summaries of the linked articles, not to exceed four (4) paragraphs.

When linking to SIGNAL, the following actions are prohibited:

  • Attributing a link to the SIGNAL site but then linking to another site.
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  • Using the AFCEA or SIGNAL logos without permission.
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