Copyright Policies

Ingalls Library Online Database Restrictions

The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of copies of copyrighted materials. The person using the databases offered here is liable for any infringement.

Following are general restrictions on the use of electronic databases. Others may also apply. Please request information from the Director of Library and Archives about restrictions associated with specific databases offered by the library:

  • Access is allowed only to employees of this institution at the employee's desktop, or when allowed to authorized visitors at the library's online public access terminals.
  • Copies of data from the databases may be made as long as they do not contain substantial or significant segments of the databases.
  • Information from the databases may not be used for interlibrary lending, including the provision of copies to other libraries, institutions or persons. No part of the databases may be transmitted over the Internet.
  • Databases may be used only for research, study and non-commercial purposes.
  • Information from databases may not be used to create derivative or competitive works.

It is your responsibility to observe the legal use of copyrighted data and information.

Ingalls Library Online Image Database Restrictions

The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of copies of copyrighted materials. Digital images in the online system of the Image Library are copyrighted by either the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) or by an outside rights holder, and because of this there are restrictions on their use. The person using the image database is liable for any infringement.

Following are general restrictions on the use of electronic images. Others may also apply. Please request information from the Image Librarian about restrictions associated with specific images offers by the library:

  • The Image Library database may be used only for research, study, teaching, lecturing, and non-commercial purposes.
  • Access to a high resolution image is allowed only to Cleveland Museum of Art employees at their desktop, or to authorized visitors at the library's online public access terminals.
  • Images may not be transferred to other libraries, institutions, or persons.
  • Images may not be transmitted over the Internet.
  • Images may not be downloaded for publication, scholarly or otherwise, or for any purpose other than teaching or research.
  • Images may not be resold, leased, transferred, or distributed in whole or in part.
  • Images may not be modified, corrupted, or altered.

It is your responsibility to observe the legal use of copyrighted images.