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Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy or publicity rights. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to reproduce or use the item.
The owning institutions encourage use of these materials under the fair use clause of the 1976 copyright act. For the purposes of research, teaching, and private study, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) materials from this collection without prior permission of the owning institution, on the condition that proper attribution of the source is provided in all copies.
See also UCB Library’s Creative Commons license.
Sample credit lines:
Berkeley, University of California, The Bancroft Library, call number, e.g. BANC MS UCB 004.
New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, call number, e.g. Benjamin MS 4.
For other uses of materials from the Digital Scriptorium, (e.g., commercial products, publication, broadcast, and other reproductions not considered “fair use”), requests for permission must be made of the participating institution. Permission for publication or other use is given by each institution as the owner of the physical items, images, and metadata for each record. Contact the owning institution, identified in first line of the description of the item, at the address provided.