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Idaho State Archives Copyright and Permission Use

Copyright and Permission Use

Fluming logs

Fluming Logs, Diamond Match Co.,
Priest Lake, ca.1950.

Photo Credit: Idaho State Archives, 77-65.3

Images from the Idaho State Archives may be subject to copyright restrictions. A Permission Use Form and fee may also be applicable. Please review the information below. 

A Permission Use Form needs to be completed before publication or other public use.  A Permission Use fee schedule is available upon request.  Use requests must
be discussed with an Idaho State Archives staff member prior to completion of image orders.

To discuss photographic image reproduction orders please call (208) 334-2620 or by e-mail.

Conditions of Use for Images

  1. A Fair Use photocopy of an image is allowed for personal research use.
  2. Only professionally produced images of items in the ISHS collection are permitted for public presentation. Professionally produced images can be requested by ISHS by contacting the Idaho State Archives staff.
  3. Requests for permission to reproduce an image must be made by submitting a completed copy of the ISA Permission Use Form.  Permission form issued by other entities will not be used.
  4. An image can be used only once for the purpose(s) listed on the Permission Use form, which is approved by ISHS staff.  All permissions are issued for the life of a project or program.  A second use of the image in any one project or program constitutes a separate use.  Additionally, each media in which the image appears constitutes a separate use, including book, periodical, dust jacket or cover, brochure, broadcast video, recorded video/DVD, streaming video, CD/DVD, E-book, or website.  Different versions produced simultaneously, such textbooks for different jurisdictions, would count as one use.  Any editions produced at a later time would constitute a separate use and must be applied for in writing.  When provided, the photographer's name must be used in the credit line.

We ask you follow these guidelines:

  • Printed materials: credit line should be easily accessible.
  • Film, broadcast or video productions: include credit within the "Sources for llustrations" or "Credits" section of the production.
  • Exhibitions: credit should appear in the exhibition area, preferably directly below or adjacent to the image.
  • Website: credit must be placed adjacent to the image.
  • ISHS must be given one complimentary copy of any published work, including book, periodical, video, DVD or CD in which the image appears.
  • ISHS must be provided with the web site address for images posted on the internet.
  • ISHS reserves the right to refuse a reproduction order if, in its judgment,fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by ISHS does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if ISHS does not own the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasions of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic material.
Copyright Statement
  • The copyright law of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.  This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the society does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Society does not own the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasions of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.
  • Permission Use Form.

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