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William C. Brumfield Photograph Collection

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


Publication and other forms of distribution: There are no known restrictions on William C. Brumfield photographs in the Library of Congress. Mr. Brumfield's photographs were protected by copyright. Works created after January 1, 1978 are usually protected for the author/creator/copyright holder's life plus 70 years. However, in providing photographs for the Library's collections Mr. Brumfield stipulated that he was reserving his copyright for fifteen years from the date of each gift. The collection was given in several installments. The final gift was registered February 12, 2004.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals which requires the use of digital surrogates in preference to the original photographs

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying which prohibits photocopying of the original photographs in the collection. .

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, William C. Brumfield Photograph Collection, [reproduction number, e.g.,LC-DIG-ppmsc-02951]

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. Last revised: Feb. 2019.


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