If an item is in the public domain, you may use this work as you wish without requesting permission for its use. The Roux Library & McKay Archives asks that you provide attribution to the Archives as possible.
If a work is under copyright, it is the user’s obligation to determine whether their projected use of an item falls under fair use or other provisions of copyright law or whether the user needs to seek further permission for a specific use. We encourage users to become familiar with what might be possible under the fair use provisions of copyright law.
Fair Use Evaluator
In some cases, an item may be under copyright, but the copyright holder has explicitly granted permissions for broad use either through a Creative Commons License or through a statement on the work itself.
Additionally, an item may be protected under copyright, but after due diligence it may be determined that the copyright holder is unidentifiable or not to be found. In such instances you take on all legal responsibility for using the item. We will update the rights status if more information about the copyright holder becomes available.
Copyright Status Unknown or Undetermined
For some items it is not possible to determine the copyright status because we do not have clear provenance or information about publication/creation dates. In other cases, we may suspect that the item is in the public domain, but cannot make a full determination. It is the user’s obligation to determine how to proceed in regards to use of an item (i.e. to proceed as if the item is under copyright or not).
If you are a copyright owner or hold more information about items in the digital collection that might clarify rights issues, please contact the Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon request, we will remove items from public view if there is a rights issue to be resolved.
If you are interested in a reproduction or a high resolution image of an item in the collection, you may make a request to email@example.com. The availability of reproductions is subject to the item’s size, condition, and copyright restrictions. Please see the policies on use and reproduction.