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Collections and Copyright

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) provides public access to its Local History Center collections for educational and research purposes.  We note that some materials in Local History Center collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).  Reproductions of some materials may also be restricted by the terms of a gift or purchase agreement, donor restrictions, and privacy or publicity rights.

PVLD has made every effort to determine that information related to copyright and other restrictions in our collections is accurate. However, rights in historical, archival and digital collections may be difficult or impossible to determine. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

PVLD is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that the appropriate information may be provided in the future.