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Interference Archive Catalog Public Domain Statement

public domain statement

Use of Interference Archive Catalog Metadata

Following the license policies set by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) (discussed here: http://dp.la/info/2013/12/04/cc0-by/ and outlined in their Data Use Best Practices here: http://dp.la/info/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DPLADataUseBestPractices.pdf), Interference Archive would like the metadata of its catalog records to be released as Creative Commons Zero (CC-0) (http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0), or to be considered to be in the public domain.

If you cite a record from the Interference Archive catalog we would appreciate if you could give credit to Interference Archive. But giving credit is not a necessary component of using our work, since the CC0 dedication means that there is no restriction on the use of our metadata. It can be used and re-worked without seeking permission from Interference Archive.

Rights to Original Media

The copyright for all materials housed at Interference Archive remain with the original rights holder. We release any rights associated with cataloging these materials (the metadata) into the public domain, but the rights to the work itself remain with the author/artist/copyright holder.

If you wish to use or reproduce items from the collection: If you are interested in using materials from Interference Archive beyond the scope of fair use (see http://www.teachingcopyright.org/handout/fair-use-faq for a brief summary of fair use), it is the individual researcher’s responsibility to contact and obtain permission (if necessary) from the copyright holder.

Image Reproductions in the Interference Archive Catalog

Following standards in the field of image databases, and the Association of Art Museum Director’s statement on the use of thumbnail images in museum online initiatives (https://aamd.org/sites/default/files/document/Thumbnail%20Images%20Policy.pdf), Interference Archive includes thumbnail image reproductions of items in our collection in our online catalog. We believe that thumbnail reproductions qualify as fair use. Interference Archive has made these images available online for educational and scholarly use.

However, if a rights holder would prefer for these images of their work not be included in our online catalog, we will remove them from our website. If you are a copyright owner of materials presently reproduced in the IA catalog and you would like us to remove our thumbnail image of your work, please email: info[at]interferencearchive[dot]org and provide us with 1) your name and contact information, 2) the title of the work you own or other identifying information (a URL for the record in our catalog, etc.), and 3) a description of your concerns.