SOAR Copyright Policies

Criteria

The mission of the Scholarly Online Access Repository (SOAR) is to provide access to digital materials, both born-digital and analog-to-digital conversions, from the collections of the Kennesaw State University Archives. To accomplish this, individuals submitting files to SOAR must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Items have been created as part of day-to-day activities as an employee of Kennesaw State University
  • Items have been created as work-for-hire or by contract for Kennesaw State University
  • Items have been submitted by the copyright holder, who has granted permission to the Kennesaw State University Archives

Access and Use

Items in the Scholarly Online Access Repository (SOAR) are made available using the following categories of copyright:

Copyrighted by Kennesaw State University

The item is copyrighted by Kennesaw State University. Users may download and use these materials within the fair use exceptions of U.S. Copyright Law. For uses outside of fair use, users must contact the Archives to request permission.

Copyrighted images have been uploaded to SOAR in low-resolution formats. To obtain high-resolution versions, users must request copyright permission from the Archives.

Copyright Permission Granted to Kennesaw State University

The item was donated to the Kennesaw State University Archives by the copyright holder, who has granted permission to make it available for use. There may be some use restrictions associated with the materials, which will be enumerated in the item record.

Copyright Owner(s) Unknown

The Kennesaw State University Archives has attempted to identify and to locate the copyright holder, but the copyright status of the item remains unknown. The Archives has made this material available for use, but cannot grant permission for its use.

Users who believe that they may be the copyright holder of items in SOAR may contact the Kennesaw State University Archives to request that this material be removed from public view while copyright issues are addressed. The Archives will notify the enquirer of its findings.

Public Domain

Copyright for the item has expired and it has moved into the public domain. Users may freely download and use the item.

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