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Content is Protected by Intellectual Property Laws

The Jones Library expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright law, and as described below. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this Website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the Jones Library.

Fair Use is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, news reporting, and other content. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from this Website for such uses may do so without the Jones Library’s express permission, provided that they comply with the following conditions:

  • The content may only be used for personal, education or noncommercial purposes;
  • Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work;
  • The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the Digital Amherst Website;
  • None of the Content may be Altered or Modified;
  • Users must comply with all the other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual file, image, or text;

Commercial Use is Restricted

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this Website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the Jones Library. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Jones Library. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.

Links to Third Party Websites

Some Digital Amherst pages contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Jones Library and the Jones Library is not responsible for the contents of any linked website. These links are provided as a convenience only and shall not be construed as an endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliated with the linked Website by the Jones Library.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

May I put unaltered images, text, or content from this Website on a closed and restricted database at my school or museum?

Yes, if there is no charge for the user and if electronic distribution is limited to educational use for a specific purpose or limited duration. The images must remain unaltered. All of the accompanying caption information must be included without alteration, and the citation should include the URL specified above.

May I put unaltered images, text, or content from this website on my personal Website?

Yes, so long as the site displays 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, and all of the accompanying caption information must be included without alteration, and the citation should include the URL specified above.

May I put images, text, or content from this Website on another general access Website or CD-ROM?

No, unless permission has been obtained in advance from the Jones Library.

May I print selected images or text excerpts from this Website for a school report?

Yes, if it is a personal or academic work, and not for publication in any medium. The images must remain unaltered, and all of the accompanying caption information must be included without alteration. This type of use is encouraged; all other forms of publication are expressly prohibited.

How do I obtain permission for other forms of publication?

Anyone wishing to use the text, images, or content from this website for purposes other than as authorized herein must obtain prior written approval. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Jones Library. A usage fee may be charged depending on the nature of the proposed use.

Contact Information

For permission to reproduce or use the materials on this Website for other than educational or fair use purposes, please contact:
Cynthia Harbeson
Curator of Special Collections
The Jones Library
Amherst, Massachusetts