The Museum of Photographic Arts on Flickr Commons

Statement Regarding Copyright

(May 11, 2011)

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.

It should be specifically noted that artists or designated assignors may retain copyright or other intellectual property rights to the photographs in the Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts, which are protected under the laws of various counties and applicable international treaties. The Museum of Photographic Arts respects the intellectual property rights held by others.

We have chosen to share on The Commons on Flickr a selection of images from our Collection that we believe to have no known copyright restrictions. Our research indicates that these images were either never eligible for copyright protection, or else the terms of protection set forth in copyright law have expired. However, the Museum of Photographic Arts cannot guarantee that no such restrictions apply. Furthermore, the Museum of Photographic Arts does not warrant that the use of these images will not infringe on the copyright or other intellectual property rights held by others. These images are presented here solely for enjoyment and personal research. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other restrictions when using these images. The Museum of Photographic Arts cannot be held responsible for any liability relating to your use of these images.

If you have questions or information regarding copyright or other intellectual property rights for an image you find here, please contact the Rights & Reproductions Coordinator.