Copyright Statement


All images in our collection are copyrighted by the Picture Burke project of the Library Foundation of Burke County Public Library.


Conditions Governing Use of Picture Burke Photographic Image Reproductions


This copyright is independent of any copyright on specific items within the collection.  Because Picture Burke generally does not own the rights to materials in this collection, please consult copyright or ownership information provided with individual items.

 Images, text, or other content downloaded from the collection may be freely used for non-profit educational and research purposes, or any other use falling within the purview of “Fair Use.”  Photocopies or reproductions are not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.  If a customer makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement action and will hold Picture Burke harmless.

 Picture Burke will not knowingly provide copies in violation of the United States Copyright Law.  When queried, Picture Burke will inform patrons of issues relating to the use of particular images for which it may have knowledge. 

 Users of reproductions from the Picture Burke collection are ultimately responsible for satisfying the requirements of copyright law, donor restriction, privacy and publicity, trademarks and licensing, and all other issues that may arise in the copying and in the use of  images, and are also responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions pertaining to use.

 Picture Burke reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order that, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order may involve violation of copyright law.  Picture Burke assumes no responsibility for resolving customer copyright questions.

  1. Permission to use photographic image reproductions from Picture Burke is granted for “one-time only” use.  Any subsequent or additional use (including reprints, second editions, special editions, editions in different languages, videotape or other editions of television broadcasts, etc. ) must be applied for in writing and are subject to additional use fees.
  2. Proper and full credit must be given.  The basic credit line is: Picture Burke.  When provided by Picture Burke  the names of the photographers and collections must also be included in the credit.

(a) With printed matter or web pages, it is preferred that the credit line appear on the same or facing page as the illustration.  Each item must be credited individually.

(b) With films, filmstrips, multimedia slide or digital presentations, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, the credit is to be included within a “Sources of Illustration” section.

(c) With news spots, credit must appear on screen with the reproduction or within the script for the segment.

(d) With exhibitions, credit must appear within the exhibition area, preferably near the reproduction.

  1. Changes made to the appearance of the original item, such as cropping, superimposition, tinting, retouching, digital enhancement, etc. must be indicated in the accompanying caption or label.
  1. When Picture Burke authorizes the publication of a reproduction, it in no way surrenders either its own right to publish anything from its collections or its right to grant permission for others to publish i.e. Picture Burke grants only one-time rights.
  1. Reproductions from the Picture Burke collection may not be published in an non-copyrighted publication and rights are not transferable.