usage & reproduction

usage & reproduction forms

Fees for photocopies, print and film duplication and commercial usage of SDASM images/film apply. Please print, complete, and submit the applicable two-page forms:
Reproduction and Usage Fee Schedule
Reproduction Request Form and Contract

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frequently asked questions

Q: May I use San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) images/film...
1. ... for a report or use in a classroom?
A. Yes. SDASM images/film are available for use, free of charge, in non-commercial academic work. Such use is encouraged by the Museum.
2. ... on my personal web page?
A. Not without the expressed approval of SDASM. See Image/Film Usage above.
3. ... on an educational web site?
A. Yes. SDASM images/film are available for use, free of charge, in non-commercial academic work. Use must credit San Diego Air & Space Museum.
4. ... for a print publication?
A. Not without the expressed approval of SDASM. See Image/Film Usage above.
5. ... that is not an SDASM-copyrighted image?
A. The potential user should contact the holder for permission. If SDASM knows the holder of the copyright, that information will be provided. However, the ultimate responsibility for confirming the copyright holder of an images/film lies with the potential user. SDASM can not grant permission for the use of images/film known not to belong to SDASM.
6. ... that is not credited to any copyright holder?
A. If there is no known images/film credit, assume that SDASM holds the copyright. Use is granted only through the expressed approval of SDASM. See Image/Film Usage above.

Q: Are images/video that are public domain and held in the SDASM collection free to use?
A. No. While SDASM does not, and can not, claim copyright ownership of images/film considered in the public domain, SDASM reserves the right to require a fee for their use. This nominal fee enables the Museum to continue maintaining the collection so others may benefit from its existence in the future.

Q: Why does SDASM require permission for use of images/film?
A. The image/film usage policies of SDASM have been established to ensure that images/film are used appropriately and accurately. Because images/film held in SDASM's collection are the property of SDASM, serve to benefit the educational mission of the Museum, and because SDASM is responsible for the maintenance of the collection (and, thereby, the costs) as promised to its donors, the Museum reserves the right to require permission and/or a fee for use of images/film it holds.

Q. How do I obtain permission to use images/film in SDASM's collection?
A. The potential user should first determine the copyright owner of the image/film and contact the holder for permission. If SDASM knows the holder of the copyright, that information will be provided. However, the ultimate responsibility for confirming the copyright holder of an images/film lies with the potential user. SDASM can not grant permission for the use of images/film known not to belong to SDASM.

To use SDASM images in a manner not outlined above, contact the Library & Archives at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Permission for image use is granted on a case-by-case basis. A usage fee also may apply depending on the staff time necessary to process a request.

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