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Policy on Copyright and Publication

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Policy on Copyright and Publication

  • Permission to examine and/ or obtain a copy of any materials in Special Collections and Archives does not convey the right to publish. Your rights and obligations with respect to the reproduction by photocopy, or other means of copyrighted material, is governed by Title 17 of the United States Code. Researchers must be aware of copyright and must assume full responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of copyright law. The Library will be held blameless for the infringement of copyright or of publication rights by others due to deliberate or negligent misuse of the permission granted to examine or copy materials in Special Collections and Archives.

  • Special Collections and Archives can only grant permission to publish texts or images for which the University of Rhode Island is the copyright holder. We reserve the right to assess a use fee when granting permission to publish from the collection. The fee assessed will depend upon the purpose or use of the item to be published. Commercial fees are normally higher than general research publication fees. In giving permission to publish, the University Library does not surrender its own right thereafter to publish the material or to grant permission to others to publish it.

  • Any materials from Special Collections and Archives subsequently used in a publication or exhibition must carry the following credit: "Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Rhode Island Library".

  • The publishing party will supply Special Collections with two copies of the book, periodical, or any other work in which a photograph or image is published or in which substantial information or material from the Special Collections and Archives Unit is cited.


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