The ChemDoodle Web Components library is licensed under version 3 of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE with the following exception:
As a special exception to the GPL, any HTML file in a public website or any free web service which merely makes function calls to this code, and for that purpose includes it by reference, shall be deemed a separate work for copyright law purposes. If you modify this code, you may extend this exception to your version of the code, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.
This means that your websites do NOT need to be released under GPL if you call the ChemDoodle Web Components library, unless that HTML page is part of a commercial product or service.
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