DETAILS ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES  AND CRITERIA  OF "FAIR USE"

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/library/faq.html

www.benedict.com/basic/fairuse/fairtest.htm

For more information on copyright law, please consult 
Benedict O'Mahoney's The Copyright Web Site.

QUOTES  FROM  SELECTED MUSEUM  WEBSITES  ON  "FAIR USE"

From the Website of MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York:

"Fair Use is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from MoMA's Web site for such uses are welcome to do so without MoMA's express permission. Users must cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL "http://www.moma.org".

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this Web site, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate MoMA's or any other party's proprietary rights."

From the Website of Metropolitan Museum, New York:

"May I put unaltered images or text from the Metropolitan Museum's Web site on my personal Web site?"

"Yes, so long as the site takes in no advertisements and no sponsors, does not charge a fee for services, and does not offer any product or service for sale. The images must remain unaltered. All of the accompanying caption information must be included without alteration, and the citation should include the URL "www.metmuseum.org."

From the Website of the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

"Access to and use of any and all text, artwork, photographs and other files and data on this web site (the "Site") are subject to the following terms and conditions:

1 (...) The Museum expressly prohibits the copying, display, publication, distribution, modification, or exploitation for commercial or other purposes of any protected Material(s) on the Site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below. 2. Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected Material(s) for limited, purely non-commercial education purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print data, text, image or other files included in the Materials may do so without the Museum's prior express permission. Users must, however, cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any printed or other work, and the citations should include the URL "http://www.philamuseum.org". The Museum does not warrant or represent that use of Material(s) displayed on the Site will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned or affiliated with the Museum."

From the Website of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco:"Personal and educational non-commercial uses (of this photo) are permitted and encouraged."

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