Permissions and Copyright Policies
Permission to Use
Permission must be obtained from the University Archivist to publish or permanently display reproductions of Archives materials. A Request for Permission to Publish or Use Reproductions of Materials from the OSU Archives form may be obtained from the Archives or by clicking the links below.
Users are responsible for observing all U.S. Copyright regulations.
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.
The OSU Archives reserves the right to refuse to accept a duplication request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law. Copyright law protects unpublished as well as published materials.
Flickr Commons Image Use
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Citing Archival Materials
Please see How to Cite Materials from the OSU Archives for detailed citation guidance.