George Eastman House is participating in The Commons on Flickr to further the Museum’s educational mission and increase public access to its collection of photographs.
Before sharing these photographs on Flickr George Eastman House conducted research to determine that there are no known copyright restrictions on the images and that no rightful copyright holder can be identified. In cases when George Eastman House is the copyright holder, the museum does not give up its rights to the original photographs. The museum may also share photographs who’s copyright is owned by a third party, but only with the third party’s explicit permission.
To the best of our knowledge we see no reason that these historical images should not be available to the public for personal research and enjoyment; however, we cannot deny the possibility that the sharing of these images may inadvertently infringe upon the rights of copyright holders unknown to us. The user of the images must understand that George Eastman House cannot guarantee that your private use of the images shared here on The Commons will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders, and George Eastman House cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from your use of these images.
As a leading educational and cultural heritage institution, George Eastman House honors the intellectual property of artists and innovators who make invaluable contributions through their creative disciplines. We are committed to protecting the rights of creators and copyright holders, and are always interested in finding historical facts about the images in our collection. If you have specific information relating to the copyrights of images posted by George Eastman House, please contact us by mail at the address provided below.George Eastman House