Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
The use of photographs taken by Associated Press or Wide World
may be restricted.
Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving
Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying,
photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair
subject to P&P policy on copying.
Publication and other forms of distribution: May be
restricted. AP/Wide World controls the copying of Associated Press and
Wide World images physically housed in its archives in New York City.
The address of AP/Wide World is:
AP/Wide World does not control the copying of AP/Wide World images
housed in the Library of Congress.
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
telephone (212) 621-1930
- In an attempt to determine if AP/Wide
World registered any copyrights and if those copyrights were renewed,
Specialists in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of
Congress searched the Copyright Office files. It was found that only
a few images were registered for copyright and those copyrights were
- However, the Librarys legal office has advised the
Division that photographs published with proper copyright notices between
1923-1963 may be protected if properly renewed, while works published
after 1963 and unpublished photographs in the collection may be protected
even if they were not registered with the Copyright Office.
researchers should be advised that determining the copyright status of
photographs can be problematic because of the lack of pertinent information,
and researchers often have to make calculated risk decisions concerning
the appropriate use of an image when its copyright status is unknown
or ambiguous. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-123456]
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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division
staff. Last revised: Nov. 2017.