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Patrons may not publish, post to the Internet or otherwise distribute copies of any special collections holdings that fall under U.S. Copyright law without appropriate permission. Provision of copies of LSC holdings does not in any way imply permission to utilize materials for reasons other than personal research and scholarly use. If an intended use will extend beyond personal research purposes and a patron wishes to publish or distribute copies of materials in LSC’s collections, please note the following:

  • The Library does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material whose copyright it does not hold or material deemed to be in the public domain.
  • The majority of UCLA Library Special Collections materials are still within copyright.
  • It is the responsibility of the user to clear any intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent), privacy and publicity rights in the material before publication or distribution. Upon request, LSC will provide any rights contact information it holds, subject to the privacy needs of our donors.
  • UCLA Library Special Collections owns the copyright for only a portion of the materials it possesses.
  • The user must appropriately cite or credit the source of any materials in LSC collections. Our standard citation/credit line is: Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

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    UCLA Library's responsibilities, policies, procedures and guidelines governing the reproduction of copyrighted material.
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    Browse this page for copyright policies regarding ownership, fair use and use of recordings of course presentations.
  • Rights Toolkit

    Our rights toolkit provides key resources for answering copyright and intellectual property questions.

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