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Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism:
An Advisory on Rights & Permissions

All of the material posted in this Photography Criticism CyberArchive is protected by copyright, except for a small amount of public-domain material. At the bottom of every text you'll find an indication of its copyright status, including the name of the copyright holder and contact information whereby that person can be reached directly. (For the Archive's overall copyright notice, and some links to sources of further information on that subject, click here.)

You're welcome to view and read the material posted here and throughout this CyberArchive, of course; that's why we've created the Photography Criticism CyberArchive for your licensed use. And the "fair use" exception in the U.S. copyright law allows you to copy and quote brief passages for use (with attribution) in writings of your own -- such as scholarly/critical essays, term papers, and other projects. However, please note that the "fair use" rule does not apply to commercial usages of any kind.

Nor does it cover plagiarism -- the presentation of someone else's material under your own name. If you're a student or teacher, and you're uncertain about the differences between citation, paraphrasing, and plagiarism, we suggest that you refer to your own educational institution's guidelines on those matters. If you're a professional writer, you're expected to know what behavior constitutes plagiarism; if you don't, inform yourself, and quickly. For anyone who needs it, here's a link to Plagiarism.org, which describes itself as "the online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism."

Here at the Photography Criticism CyberArchive we take violation of copyright, and the theft of the intellectual property of others, with great seriousness. The same holds true with plagiarism. We have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on these matters, prosecuting such depradations vigorously and relentlessly, as you'll see in reviewing the case of the Paul Kopeikin Gallery.

However, as working professional writers and scholars our CyberArchive authors regularly license a wide variety of usages of their copyrighted essays and other intellectual property -- in books, magazines, CD-ROM compilations, course packs, internet and intranet dissemination, and press kits, among other forms of distribution. Just about anything presnted here that interests you -- reviews, longer essays, profiles, reportage -- is probably available for licensing, for reasonable fees.

Such arrangements can be made rapidly, efficiently, and affordably through various channels. For A. D. Coleman's writings, contact Image/World Syndication Services. The staff at Image/World will gladly assist you in licensing rights to material of his that you find at this website and elsewhere. The staff at the Photography Criticism CyberArchive will direct you to the copyright holders of any other material posted here that interests you. We urge you to consult with them for all your licensing needs relating to any of the work contained herein, by contacting them at rightsandpermissions@photocriticism.com.

A. D. Coleman,
Executive Director
Photography Criticism CyberArchive


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