In an effort to get some loose ends tied up with the Northeast Kansas History project, I’m researching Copyright Release forms. We also need to have another Kete History Hipsters meeting and I think a “Let’s Get Started” check list would be useful. Jim at Tongie and Claudia at Atchison are both itching to start scanning.
List of possible sources:
- NYPL Digital Gallery: About – Digital Files for Editorial, Commercial, and Other Uses I have emailed them for additional sample forms.
- State Historical Society of North Dakota – Copyright and Use page. I like that they list the pricing structure for non-commercial use of still images. Also might be interested in the Request for One Time Use form (fillable PDF).
- Fairlington Historical Society – Fairlington Moments Program Release Form. Fairlington Moments looks like a good project to replicate for the kete – oral histories about the local community!
- Article by Jeremy Rowe (2002): Copyrights and Other Rights in Photographic Images. Old, but a good overview and one I think I can wrap my head around. Still, I need to find a good release form for donated images…
- Nebraska Memories – Participants will need to complete the Copyright Ownership Statement and the Rights Statement and Information about the participant forms.
The Wisconsin Historical Society does not own the copyright to most images in its collections. It is your responsibility to determine whether your proposed use violates copyright, and if so, to obtain permission from the copyright owner. In some cases, we have written agreements with copyright holders. In others, copyright has lapsed. Often, it is not clear who owns copyright. You, the user, are legally liable for complying with the provisions of the law. For more information on copyright, consult the U.S. Copyright Office publications.