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Copyright Information and Fair Use

Most of the material on this site is not copyrighted. All copyright material existing on this site is used exclusively for educational purposes. No commercial gain is derived from these materials. All copyright material is also used in limited amounts in comparison to the original published sources.

It is this site’s policy to respect copyrights and all intellectual property rights of authors and owners. Professor Sandberg has made a good faith effort to comply with the copyright law of the United States. This site is a non-profit site intended for educational use only, and as such adheres to the “fair use” clause of United States Copyright Law. Professor Sandberg’s site closely follows the model of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project on all copyrights matters.

The “fair use” clause of United States Copyright Law is explained at the University of Pennsylvania website and at the Internet History Sourcebooks Project:

107: Limitations on exlusive rights: Fair Use
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the fair use of a copyright work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phone records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use, the factors to be considered shall include:

1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

2. the nature of the copyrighted work;

3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work (added pub. 1 94-553, Title I, 101, Oct 19, 1976, 90 Stat 2546)


Claims of Copyright Infringement

Please contact professor Brian Sandberg if you feel that your copyright has been infringed in any part of this site. I may be reached at or at the History Department, Northern Illinois University, 715 Zulauf Hall, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115, United States.

The following information should accompany an claim of copyright infringement:

1. A specific reference to the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

2. A listing of the URL of the material on professor Sandberg’s website that you feel is infringing your copyright;

3. Give your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

4. A statement of your belief that the use of the material specified is not authorized by the owner of the copyright or the United States Copyright Law;

5. A statement of why you believe that the “fair use” clause of United States Copyright Law does not apply to the material in question;

6. A statement declaring under penalty of perjury that the information given in your claim is accurate, and that you are indeed the owner of the copyright on the material in question, or his/her legal agent; and

7. Your signature

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