Copyright Policy

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Unless otherwise noted, the Folger Shakespeare Library owns the copyright in all of the content on Folger websites. We encourage you to use our materials, subject to the terms below.  

Creative Commons License 

Unless noted in the Restrictions section below, the Folger licenses the content on Folger websites under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. 
 
This allows you to use our content without additional permission, provided that you follow the terms of that license, including that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the content under the same or equivalent license. 
 
For permissions beyond the scope of this license, see Permissions.  
 

Restrictions

Some of the content on Folger websites does not belong to the Folger, and is used with the permission of its owners. Such content is not included in the Creative Commons license. For content copyrighted by an entity other than the Folger, please contact the copyright holder for permission information.
 
None of the software, HTML code, and other code on the Folger website is included in the Creative Commons license. It may not be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), resold, or redistributed without prior written permission from the Folger.
 

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use our Website do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact our Copyright Agent listed below, who is designated pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), with the following information:
  1. Your address, telephone number, and/or email address;
     
  2. Identification of the allegedly infringing material that is to be removed or disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (including, if possible, a link to the material);
     
  3. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
     
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
     
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
     
  6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
 
Copyright Agent:
 
Eric M. Johnson
201 E. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Fax: (202) 544–4623
 
If we take measures to remove or disable content, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the content so that he or she may make a counter-notification pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g) of the Copyright Act. Your complaint, along with your personally identifying information, may be shared with the user who uploaded the content at issue. It is our policy to document all notifications of alleged infringement on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notification may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.  
 
If you are a user of the Website and User Content that you have uploaded has been removed or disabled, you may file a counter-notification pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g) of the Copyright Act. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication sent to the Copyright Agent listed above that includes the following:
 
  1. Your physical or electronic signature; 
     
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; 
     
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and 
     
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the Folger may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
 
Your counter-notification, along with your personally identifying information, may be shared with the individual or entity who made the notification of claimed infringement. It is our policy to document all notifications and counter-notifications on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the counter-notification may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.
 
Please be advised that it is the Folger’s policy to terminate the accounts of users that repeatedly violate these Terms of Use, including our copyright infringement policy.

If you have a claim related to trademarks or intellectual property other than copyright, please contact us at dmg@folger.edu
 
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Last updated: 12/11/2017