Colorado State Archives
Copyright and Other Restrictions
The Colorado State Archives is offering broad public access to
our collections as a contribution to education and scholarship. Some
materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S.
Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or
neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Additionally, the
reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of
Colorado State Archives donor restrictions, privacy and publicity
rights, licensing and trademarks.
Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that
allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright
The nature of historical archival collections means that
copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult
or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, the Colorado
State Archives provides information about copyright owners and other
restrictions. The Colorado State Archives provides such information
only as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use
of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the
As a publicly supported agency, the Colorado State Archives
generally does not own rights to material in its collections.
Therefore, it does not charge permission fees. However, there are
access fees for use of such material. The Colorado State Archives
cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute
material in its collections. It is the patron's obligation to
determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when
publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Colorado
State Archives collections.
The Colorado State Archives wishes to hear from any copyright
owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate
information may be provided in the future.
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