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Rights and Restrictions Information

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Publication and other forms of distribution: The Artist Posters collection contains posters spanning the late 1800s to the present, by thousands of artists. Patrons wishing to publish or otherwise distribute items from this collection must conduct item-specific assessments of the rights which may be associated with the specific pieces.

Online catalog records for posters in this collection include all legible information found on the item related to copyright, such as the name of the copyright claimant. Copyright for posters is determined by guidelines on the duration of copyright; see: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image - How Long Copyrights Last. When the Library is aware of restriction information for a specific artist, a statement is available, listed on the Rights and Restrictions Information page under the artist's name.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits photocopying of posters.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Revised: Feb. 2004; March 2019


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