Copyright and Restrictions
The status of copyright in material in the Harry
A. Blackmun Collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library
of Congress is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended
(Title 17, USC). Although in his instrument of gift to the Library,
Justice Blackmun dedicated to the public all rights (including copyrights)
he possessed in the Collection, there are materials in the Collection
for which Justice Blackmun did not own the copyrights.
Since the Library of Congress does not hold the
copyright in any of the materials in this Collection, it can neither
grant nor deny permission to publish or quote from them. It is the
obligation of researchers and users of the Blackmun papers to fulfill
the requirements of the Copyright Act for their use of any of the
materials in the Collection.