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2. Licence Terms
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3.1.2 any Derivative Work; or
3.1.3 any Collective Work
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7.5 No failure or delay by the Government to exercise or in exercising any right or remedy under this Licence or in law or in equity shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy or preclude the exercise of any other right or remedy; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or remedy preclude any other or further exercise thereof; the rights and remedies of each party herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights and remedies provided by law or in equity.
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