hdr
HOME       ABOUT THE COLLECTION       INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY       ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Intellectual Property

Digital Library materials are provided for educational and research purposes following fair use guidelines. Washington University may or may not own the copyright and therefore does not authorize or endorse the use of Digital Library materials for purposes that do not meet fair use guidelines.

Permission from the copyright owner is required for the reproduction, distribution or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. The Digital Library staff may be able to help with identification of copyright owners, but it is ultimately the user's responsibility for identifying, contacting and obtaining rights from the copyright owners.

When using Digital Library material, we ask that you provide proper attribution for the source of all copies. Unless otherwise stated within the document, attribution should be made to: [Name of collection], Washington University in St. Louis, Digital Library.

Users who reproduce Digital Library material in a publication must follow the Washington University Digital Library Publication Policy.

Contact information:
Washington University Digital Library
Email: digital@wumail.wustl.edu
Mail: Digital Library, Campus Box 1061
Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130

Additional Resources:

Duke Law School's Center for the Study of the Public Domain & Comic Book on Public Domain and Fair Use
Washington University Copyright Website
U.S. Copyright Office's Statement on Fair Use
U.S. Copyright Office's Copyright Basics
Documentary Filmakers' Statement of Best Practice in Fair Use (pdf)
American Library Association's Copyright Advisory Network
Searchable database of U.S. Copyright Renewal Records
Harry Ransom Humanitites Research Center's searchable database WATCH: Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders