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Use and Reproduction

Use and Reproduction

Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials

The American Craft Council Library & Archives licenses select archival material copyrighted by the ACC for use in publications and online.


The images, artworks, text, data, files, audio and video clips, illustrations, designs, and documentation (the "Materials") in the American Craft Council archives are the property of the American Craft Council and may be protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the Materials may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the American Craft Council.

The American Craft Council does not warrant that use of the Materials will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the American Craft Council. It is your obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing Materials from the ACC archives collections.

Fair Use

The American Craft Council Library & Archives does not object to your reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, performance, and use of the Content and/or Compilation if done in accordance with 17 U.S.C. §107 ("Fair Use"), 17 U.S.C. §110 (the Teach Act), or other applicable limitations and exemptions set forth in the U.S. Copyright Act and related laws.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. Please be sure you understand copyright and fair use law before using materials for publication, etc.