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  As publicly supported institutions the library systems of Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties do not own the rights to material in their collections. Therefore, they do not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in their collections.

However, some materials on this web site are privately owned and may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Anyone intending to use these images must be aware that they may be subject to copyright fees and other legal restrictions imposed by parties outside of WHILBR and the public libraries of Western Maryland. The users of this web site are solely responsible for any storage, republication, adaptation, or transmission of these images in any form outside of this site. Usage of these images implies consent to these digital guidelines.

The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, WHILBR provides information about copyright owners in the texts that accompany collections, and is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.

WHILBR is committed to the responsible and legal use of any content posted on its web site. Any questions regarding the legal nature of content on this site may be referred to whilbr@wmrl.info or to the contributing library (see Links).

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