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Due to their value, condition, and uniqueness, Special Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection and University Archives materials do not circulate and must be used in the Reading Room. These collections require handling and security precautions to ensure their long-term preservation. Regulations include the following:
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a person later uses a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that person may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
It is the patron’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when reproducing materials from the University of Miami Libraries’ special collections units. The patron expressly assumes all responsibility for observing applicable laws of copyright, literary property, and libel and covenants and agrees to exonerate, indemnify, and hold the University of Miami and its Trustees harmless for and on account of any and all loss, cost, damage or expense arising out of or in any way connected with the uses which the patron makes or suffers or permits to be made of the materials photocopied, digitized, or otherwise reproduced from Special Collections, the Cuban Heritage Collection and/or the University Archives.
In addition to copyright, some materials presented in these collections may be subject to the terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, publicity rights, privacy rights, licensing and trademarks. When photocopies or digital reproductions are requested, the size, condition, and donor restrictions of all materials are evaluated. Requests for reproductions may be denied if such work would damage the materials to be copied or infringe on other restrictions.
Digital photography is permitted only for research purposes, and the resulting images cannot be transferred to others, further reproduced, published, or displayed without the express written permission of the rights holder. Flash or external lights are not allowed.
Licensing and Use of Materials
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