The copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, USC) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than for private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for or later uses a photocopy or reproduction in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
JNEM Copyright Restrictions
Some materials in the JNEM Library & Archives may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights law of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of JNEM gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.
Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, the JNEM Library and Archives provides information about copyright owners and other restrictions in the catalog records, finding aids, illustration captions, and other texts. The library and archives provides such information as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the patron.
It is the patron's responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the JNEM Library and Archives collections.