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Some materials in the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Act and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. With regard to copyright, copies of these materials are provided under the authority of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act which provides for Fair Use (see http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html).

If rights-related information is available in the Libraries' records, it has been included in the metadata for the digital object. For some items, it has not been possible to definitely identify the legal status. This is a common challenge in ascertaining the legal rights that may exist in museum, library, or archival collections.

Outside of Fair Use, permission and possible fees may be required from the image’s copyright owner. It is the obligation of the user of the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise using or distributing materials found in the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use (as defined by the copyright laws) requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Users of the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

For more information on U.S. Copyright Laws, consult the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/ or other authoritative source.

Users who reproduce images from the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College should show appropriate attribution in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (see https://creativecommons.org). 

The managers of the digital photographic collections of Sweet Briar College want to hear from any copyright owner who is not properly identified so that we may make any necessary corrections. Please contact us at by email at lkent at sbc dot edu or by US Mail at Liz Kent Leon, Cochran Library, PO Box 1200, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 or by telephone at (434) 381-6315.