Copyright and Other Restrictions

The following statement is made by Brigham Young University, the lead institution for the consortium from whose collections the materials reproduced here were selected.

The source materials converted to digital form for the Trails of Hope collection are mounted for display and study with the permission of any known rightsholders. The process of digitization and presentation by Brigham Young University and other contributing institutions has generated additional materials and content, including computer code/tags, the selection, coordination and arrangement (compilation) of the collection, original artwork, images, graphics, images, and text. Some of this content may be protected by 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 privacy and/or publicity rights. The responsibility for making an independent legal assessment and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to reproduce or use the item or material.

We encourage use of these materials under the fair use clause of the 1976 Copyright Act. [See section 107 of Chapter 1 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America.] Unless otherwise noted, the individual images, text and objects from Trails of Hope are made available for non profit and educational purposes, such as research, teaching and private study. For these limited purposes, you may reproduce (print, download or make copies) these materials without prior permission. For permission to use a particular item for other purposes, including commercial purposes, you must obtain prior written permission from the owning repository or rights holder.

Through the descriptive records in Trails of Hope, the owning institutions are providing information from their records regarding the authors, publishers, or other persons associated with each item digitized. This information is provided as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use of an item. The owning repository is identified in the "Repository" field of the description for each item. Requests for permission should be addressed to Contacts at Contributing Institutions. The owning institutions appreciate hearing from anyone who may have additional information about any of the items in the collection.