Copyright & Policies

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the Atlanta History Center or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the Atlanta History Center and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the Atlanta History Center or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Trademarks

The Atlanta History Center is a registered trademark, and the Atlanta History Center logo and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks of the Atlanta History Center. Other Atlanta History Center graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta History Center trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Atlanta History Center's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Atlanta History Center. All other trademarks not owned by the Atlanta History Center or its affiliates that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Atlanta History Center or its affiliates.

License and Site Access

The Atlanta History Center grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the Atlanta History Center. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the Atlanta History Center. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents.

What is copyright?

Copyright is a property right. Copyright law protects copyright material from unauthorized use and provides a business framework for dealing in intellectual property. All Atlanta History Center material is copyright whether marked © or not.

Copyright applies globally and is regulated by a number of international treaties and conventions (including the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Rome Convention and the Geneva Convention), so whether you are in the Antarctic or Zimbabwe, St Petersburg in Russia, or St Petersburg in Florida, you need to obtain permission to use copyright material before using it.

How do I obtain permission to reproduce copyright work?

You need to contact the copyright owner, his or her agent, or the organization to which rights have been assigned. Without exception, prior written consent must be sought before making any copies of material in any form for any purpose. This includes printing or photocopying copyright material, posting it on web pages, broadcasting it, or republishing it in other publications such as newspapers, books or magazines.

Are there any legal implications if I reproduce something without securing the permission I need first?

Those who reproduce copyright material without first obtaining written agreement from the copyright holder risk exposing them to legal action. A breach of copyright can lead to severe financial penalties and in some cases criminal liability. Whether you wish to reproduce material for commercial purposes or otherwise, the key point to remember is always to secure written permission from the copyright holder, his or her agent, or the organization to which rights have been assigned.

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