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ability of content owners to restrict access to their digital works, flatly
speech" and "fair
use" arguments: "the Court expressed
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on others ... and thus contribute to a climate of appropriate respect for
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Contractually imposed use restrictions as specified herein may be more restrictive that those of copyright law; for example, but not in limitation hereof, under this contract you waive certain statutory rights, including giving up your fair use rights under copyright law, and will be bound by the waiver. Continued use of this website or its contents indicates and shall be deemed to constitute your affirmation of your agreement to this entire User Agreement, including all such restrictions and any changes. To immediately stop using this website and its content is your only remedy should you not agree to any of the terms of this User Agreement, as amended. The terms and conditions of this User Agreement shall apply to all images, text, e-mail, webpages, and other content and to all our intellectual property wherever located, including this website, and including copies thereof in whole or part, or derived therefrom, regardless of the form, electronic, printed, or other, whenever or however obtained, including but not limited to when obtained from third parties with or without our permission. This website contains thousands of legal notices regarding this User Agreement, Copyright, ownership, etc., which serve to alert visitors to this contract and related intellectual property licensing issues, etc., however, in the event that the language of such notice(s) is inconsistent with the language herein, the language of this User Agreement shall prevail, and the location of each of such multiple notices shall be disregarded when construing this instrument and the notice and merely reflects the need to take into account the non-linear organization of a website, the ability to search a website by computer, and related technical issues and style, so that there is no single website location where a notice could be placed that would be fully equivalent to a single notice placed at the front of a book, so that multiple such notices are needed. (For example, the phrases "no downloading" or "no copying" or the like when used in various notices on this website are employed and should be understood as a shorthand for the prohibition of obtaining and retaining in whole or part an electronic or print copy of one or more of our digital files or other content in violation of this license, and does not refer to the transmission of content from this website's server to the temporary cache of your web browser, and subsequent automatic erasure, as necessary to allow permitted webpage and image viewing using your computer and as is allowed according to the terms of this User Agreement.) All notices under this User Agreement shall be in writing, such as e-mail, therefore, and not in limitation hereof, notices to you may be posted on this website or sent via e-mail. We reserve the right to provide communications on paper, but you agree that we are not obligated to use paper and may at our sole discretion communicate electronically. Our records, kept in the regular course of operating this website and related e-mail, shall be presumed to accurately reflect the contents of your instructions or other communications to us and our reply(ies) or other communications to you, if any, and in the absence of manifest error, will be binding and conclusive. A printed version of this User Agreement shall be admissible in arbitration, judicial, or administrative proceedings to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. This User Agreement, and any e-mail, facsimile, or other communications between you and us that is or can be printed by a computer onto paper, whether electronic or on paper, shall be considered to be "in writing" and you should print a paper copy of this User Agreement and any such personal electronic communication that is important to you and retain the copy for your records. If you are unwilling to receive this User Agreement, licensed content, or other communications from us electronically, you may not use this website or otherwise license content from us. Clause or paragraph titles, headings, translations into languages other than English, emoticons, html tags, image titles, and/or pop-up answers to frequently asked questions are for reading convenience, and hyperlinks are for convenience in accessing related information, and all shall be disregarded when construing this instrument, as shall the historic "Special Information All Should Read," the discussion of "forward-looking observations ... and ... resulting destinations," the Google Adsense advertisements, the pithy italicised quotations of Einstein, Shaw, etc., the "ACHTUNG! ... " Computer Warning, and the "Statement of Environmental Policy," nor in any way limit, define, construe or describe the scope or extent of such portion of this User Agreement, nor in any way affect this Agreement. References herein to the CPRR.org internet domain shall include any alias or mirror domain names or numbers. Receipt and/or use of any donations shall be governed entirely by this User Agreement and shall not constitute agreement or acceptance of any additional terms and conditions contained therein which shall be null and void. You may not transfer or assign this User Agreement and any such transfer or assignment will be null and void and of no force and effect. You further agree to refrain from engaging in any conduct that is, or that we determine to be, in violation of this User Agreement. You acknowledge that remedies at law may be inadequate to protect against breach of our intellectual property rights, as prohibited under this Agreement, and you agree to the granting of injunctive relief without the posting of a bond or undertaking, for the protection of terms laid out in this User Agreement without proof of actual damages. You agree to undertake at your expense any measures and/or legal actions necessary to protect and defend our intellectual property by counsel reasonably accepted by us, and upon request to cooperate with us when we need to do so, and to cooperate with us as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim or in asserting any available defenses. We shall have the right at our sole discretion to assume the exclusive control and defense of any matter. You agree that you will not settle any action or claims on our behalf without our prior written consent.
Your relationship with us is and at all times shall remain one of licensee and licensor, and nothing in this Agreement shall create any other relationship between us, including but not limited to not creating any joint venture, joint employer, franchisee-franchisor, employer-employee, professional-client, organization-member, or principal-agent relationship between you and us, nor impose upon us any obligations for any losses, debts, taxes, or other obligations incurred by you or as a result of your actions. You agree that any time you expend relating to this website is only for your enjoyment and educational purposes and/or your educational hobby or collection and is not labor on behalf of us or our website, and that while you may donate property, including intellectual property (for which gifts we are most grateful!), you may not and agree not to work on our behalf or donate your labor to us, nor allow us to determine the manner or result of your activities or accomplishments, nor shall there be any economic exchange thereby. You shall not have the legal right or authority under this User Agreement to make any warranty, promise, guaranty, representation or agreement in our name or for our account.
It shall be your sole responsibility to insure or self-insure against damage or loss any valuable goods or other property which you own or are sending to us, regardless of their location, or while in transit, including but not limited to antiques, artwork, documents, ephemera, books, or historic photographs, nor shall any such delivery to us result in the creation of any loan or bailment, express or implied. You also acknowledge that good data processing practice dictates that all software and data must be thoroughly tested by you using non-critical data before there is reliance on it.
Non-enforcement of any provision herein does not constitute consent or waiver, and we reserve the right to enforce such provision at our sole discretion and at any time, without limitation, and regardless of any delay after we learn of any violation of the terms and conditions hereof and whether such delay be reasonable or unreasonable, and the waiver of any breach of any provision of this User Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. You agree to pay to us the hourly research charge and any additional costs and/or damages resulting from your breach or attempted breach of this User Agreement which may cause us to expend resources to research and/or to block or attempt to block unauthorized access and/or violation or abuse of our intellectual property, procedures as set forth herein, and/or computer network and/or to prevent or attempt to prevent such access, violation, or abuse from occurring or continuing. No omission or delay by us in exercising our rights or remedies will impair them, nor be construed as a waiver, nor will any partial or single exercise of a remedy or right preclude further exercise of any other remedy or right. Each of the rules, terms, and conditions set forth in this User Agreement stand alone, and any such provision which is inconsistent with the applicable laws then governing will be deemed to have been modified by us and applied in a manner consistent with such laws. If any portion of this agreement shall be held unenforceable, invalid or inoperative, then, (a) the remainder of this agreement shall be considered valid and operative, and the remaining provisions shall be nevertheless carried into effect, (b) insofar as it is reasonable and possible, effect shall be given to the intent manifested by the portion held unenforceable, invalid or inoperative, and such portion shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and (c) and, if further required to give effect to the original intentions of the parties hereto, such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable provision, which being valid, legal and enforceable comes closest to the original intentions of the parties to this User Agreement and has like economic effect. You agree that in the event that any prohibition hereunder on copying is held unenforceable, that in lieu of the prohibition you will instead pay us use fees according to the published schedule for commercial use for all copying. The language of this User Agreement shall be construed as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. WE WANT TO FULLFILL ANY OBLIGATIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE AND CONSEQUENTLY REQUIRE THAT YOU TELL US PROMPTLY IF THERE IS A PROBLEM AND GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE REMEDIAL ACTION. IF YOU SHOULD CONCLUDE OR DISCOVER FACTS WHICH REASONABLY INDICATE THAT WE HAVE VIOLATED THIS USER AGREEMENT, OR FAILED TO PERFORM ANY OBLIGATIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE, OR HAVE BREACHED A LEGAL DUTY, OR HAVE MISUSED ANY LAW OR REMEDY, OR THAT WE HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DIRECTLY NOTIFY CPRR.ORG BY E-MAIL AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY BUT WITHIN 12 HOURS, AND TO FOLLOW-UP BY PROVIDING ALL KNOWN SPECIFICS AND DETAILS BY E-MAIL NOTIFICATION TO MUSEUM@CPRR.ORG WITHIN TEN DAYS. IF YOU FAIL TO GIVE THE FOREGOING TIMELY NOTICES TO US, YOU SHALL THEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the CPRR Museum or this User Agreement must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action first arose, and regardless of when discovered, or be forever barred. The parties hereto stipulate and agree that (1) as the physical premises of the CPRR Museum consist of the Museum's Internet webserver(s) and storage components thereof, these shall be construed as the Museum's real property, and (2) that the electronic signals created when the website or content thereof is used constitute the CPRR Museum's physical personal property; neither of which shall be trespassed or converted by unauthorized entry, access, transfer, or use and our right to exclude others from trespassing and/or converting such property or from our virtual network premises is not equivalent to any rights protected by copyright. You also acknowledge that contractual arrangements between the parties hereto are not equivalent to the general exclusivity provided by copyright. The parties hereto further stipulate and agree that use of this website or the content thereof in violation of this User Agreement causes actual and irreparable harm inflicted by such conduct, constitutes a substantial interference with possession or the right thereto, and shall give rise to causes of action for trespass, conversion, or the like, false advertising, federal and state trademark dilution, computer fraud and abuse, unfair competition, misappropriation, interference with prospective economic advantage, unjust enrichment, copyright infringement, and other causes of action as applicable, and that no remedy or election we choose shall be deemed exclusive but shall, wherever possible, be cumulative with all other remedies at law or in equity, and that each image or graphic shall constitute a separate copyrighted work. We reserve the right in our sole and unfettered discretion to deny you access to this website at any time for any reason or for no reason.
In particular, unauthorized printing or down-loading of images reproduced on this website from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations ("NYPL") is prohibited.
Acknowledgement: Bruce C. Cooper, the great, great grandson of CPRR Assistant Chief Engineer, Lewis Metzler Clement, separately doing business as Cooper-Clement Associates, Digital Image Services, a third party, independent contractor, does Digital Image Restorations, many excellent examples of which have been graciously donated and appear on this website, as noted.
ORIGINALITY: You acknowledge, agree, and stipulate that image restoration and enhancement demonstrated on each of the images shown on this website, constitutes originality, is a substantial variation and adaptation that is not an inevitable result of the digital medium of reproduction, and does not consist merely of making an accurate, faithful, slavish, or mechanical reproduction of a degraded historic photograph, map, or document with absolute fidelity, but – to the contrary – such creative artistry consists of, but is not limited to, manual artistic personal imprint, in each case creating a better new improved version recast, transformed, adapted, and distinguishable from the digitally scanned or digitally photographed image from which it was derived (which is just the staring point, not the ending point of the restoration and enhancement that typically alters every one of the thousands or millions of numbers that represent each digital image), requiring individual conception, judgment, numerous creative decisions, and execution and that the originality, personal influence, and contribution consists of, but is not limited to, interpreting each image and deciding on numerous expressive modifications to multiple visual elements (involving a large number of difficult and time consuming creative judgments of personal expression requiring true artistic skill and which are a product of our intellectual invention) subjectively deciding the artistic merit of how best to independently alter the image to create additional added portions of the digital visual image that were missing or obscured in the scanned image, change the apparent lighting and shading, replace removed blemishes, and alter and transform the aesthetic appearance of the image intended to make each clearer, sharper, more perfect, and more visually pleasing. Something of substance has been added making the image so modified to some extent a new work and providing a basis for asserting copyright for each such image.
Please don't shoplift
[Make no mistake — these original artistic digital images weren't created in the 19th century.]
Before and After Digital Enhancement
Gardner 152. "Westward, the Course of Empire Takes its Way."
Courtesy Barry A. Swackhamer Collection.
Anthony stereoview #7148, detail. Albumen emulsion shows innumerable fine cracks obscuring the image.
"I've seen a heap of trouble in my life, and most of it never came to pass." —Mark Twain
Notice: LICENSING FOR PUBLICATION USE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED (October 25, 2014).
HOW TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO PUBLISH PICTURES OR OTHER
but see rush, minimum, redelivery , abandoned application, research, non-use penalty fees, late fees/interest, etc. below; no refunds.)
PERMISSIONS – CONTENT LICENSING
Additional Terms and Conditions for License to Reproduce Still Images or other website content: CPRR.org strongly encourages permitted scholarly, educational, artistic, cultural, scientific, or commercial use that brings these images or other content to a wider audience. If you want permission, we sincerely hope that you don't get scared off by all this legalese and give up! We can only be friendly and helpful if we hear from you, and you tell us exactly what you need. Once you are certain of your needs, please write to CPRR.org (and other owner or rights holder, as applicable) ["Licensor"] to apply to obtain access and use or reuse permission to reproduce image(s) or other content(s), in print, broadcast, video, film, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Internet or any other photographic or electronic medium. Include in the application and statement of intent to license and use one or more images (your "Request for License to Reproduce Still Images") which constitutes your irrevocable order for a use license: the item requested; purpose, duration, and intended use of the requested item including the title or description, author or product, publisher or producer, publication or release date, placement location (at the interior, jacket, cover, or other location; or the URL if for Web use), size of the print run, territory (whether North America or worldwide), and whether in one language or all languages; the name or title, organization, street address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of the proposed "Licensee"; and any special preferences (if any) regarding image resolution or format. Permission may be granted or withheld on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of Licensor. The fee for a license for reproduction of each of CPRR.org's still images will be the same as set forth in the Use Fee Schedule (Still Images) and which schedule is incorporated herein by reference, for the one-time, one-use, non-exclusive, publication use of each single image or other content for the purpose specified, and is never for an unlimited term, nor in perpetuity; the default duration if otherwise unspecified is the lesser of one year or the duration of the requested use. The use fee for a license for reproduction of text is one thousandth of a U.S. dollar per word times the number of words times the number of copies, except in the case of Internet use where we generally follow the New York Times use fee schedule of one hundred dollars per article per 30 days or fraction thereof. The amount of the use fee may be adjusted by several cents in order to facilitate electronic tracking and verification of payments. Permitted use shall not exceed the use set forth in the application and statement of intent which shall be accurate. The license does not take effect until all payment is received in full. By submitting your request for permission or permissions inquiry, you are obligating yourself and your organization(s), if any, to license, immediately pay for, and to actually make use of the image(s) or other content requested in the manner as set forth in your application, should permission be granted. If you don't want to buy a license, don't e-mail us about permissions — it's that simple! You agree to be responsible for errors and/or misunderstandings (and cannot reject an image as being the "wrong picture" or "not ordered") resulting from your ignoring the ordering instructions: "Once you have finished deciding which picture(s) you are certain you will use, please write and tell us the web page's address (URL) where you found each picture that you want to license. (Also tell us the picture's caption or description if there is more than one picture on that web page.)" You may not e-mail us regarding permissions if you lack decision authority, or while you have requested and/or are attempting, planning, or considering taking action to obtain the same or alternate image(s) from another source. Your commitment to actually use the requested material is required because your request may set in motion a series of events whereby we expend considerable normally unreimbursed resources to comply with your request, which we do gladly and which we subsidize, but only in order to see these treasured images actually included with the best quality obtainable in publications, educational projects, or other approved endeavors. CPRR.org makes no additional charge for duplication of images or other content when obtained in digital format by Licensee via the Internet under this agreement and actually used as specified in the application, but to avoid non-productive use of our extremely limited resources, please carefully decide which images you actually want and be certain that you have an adequate budget to be able to afford the images you request prior to submitting your application, as you are obligating yourself and the use fees will apply in full to each licensed image, even if you later change your mind or decide not to reproduce a licensed image(s). ORDERS ONLY! – ALL ORDERS FINAL! — Use the above link to "e-mail for permission" only after you have decided that you definitely will use the image(s) should your application be approved and you are certain that you wish to commit yourself by placing a firm order for a "License to Reproduce Still Images." [If you are being paid to work on a project, please understand that we won't do for free what you are being paid to do! The use fee surcharge for research, including but not limited to image selection from a general description is $250/hour, with one free hour per image licensed.] Serious inquiries only. Please don't burden our very limited resources with unproductive, speculative, tentative, or incomplete requests that fail to completely specify your exact requirements or which reflect your failure to decide in advance whether you actually wish to license the requested image(s), or to examine the Use Fee Schedule. In order to penalize squandering of our scarce resources (and even if a use fee waiver or discount was granted) in the event that you fail to use the content or modification of this website prepared and/or made available in response to your request, you agree to pay in full all applicable undiscounted fees and penalties. Failing to use the above link (#3) to "e-mail for permission" to send e-mails relating to permissions to us (or otherwise failing to follow or circumventing the 1-2-3 ordering instructions stated above) may cause a delay, but shall not relieve you of any legal obligation, and clicking any e-mail link on this website or sending any e-mail or other message to us relating to permissions shall be legally equivalent to clicking on the "I AGREE — e-mail to place an order for a license to reproduce still images" link at the bottom of the orders page. You may not place conditional orders, including but not limited to that you may not place an order for one image dependent upon the availability of another image, and must accept and pay for all images requested that are available. From the time that you first write to us, until your order is completed, you must continuously monitor your e-mail and respond immediately to our messages, if any, in case you wish to supply us with additional information concerning your order; if our receipt of your response is delayed, or we are otherwise acting upon incomplete information, you are responsible for charges that could have been avoided if we had received complete information from you and/or an immediate response. For example, but not in limitation of the forgoing, you may not delay responding to our message explaining how we plan to proceed based on our understanding of your request, or explaining a need to substitute an available image for one that is unavailable, and then later reject the completed order. As a further example, if you fail to identify specific requested images and instead inquire about images that match a description, you are committing yourself to license and use all of the images that match your stated description that we offer to license, unless you tell us in your original inquiry that you wish to limit the request to a specific maximum number of images, and/or specify which images that match your inquiry you know about but do not want, or already have and do not want duplicated. Abandoned application fee: There is no application fee, but you will be charged a one hundred U.S. dollar non-refundable abandoned application fee per e-mail for EACH AND EVERY E-MAILed "Request for License to Reproduce Still Images," permissions inquiry, follow-up, or other permissions related e-mail that we receive from you that fails to ultimately result in your licensing at least one image or other requested content, including but not limited to e-mails related to image selection, questions, billing, and collection of fees, except that no abandoned application fee will apply if you submit a complete application in your first e-mail but none of the images that you request are available for licensing. Also, we may, at our sole discretion, deem your application to have been abandoned and charge the abandoned application fee if you fail to respond to each of our e-mails within 72 hours, if you reject a license which we approve in response to your request, fail to make timely payment as required herein, or tell us that you do not want a license. Customized image non-use penalty: Additionally, in the event that we rescan and/or reprocess a requested image(s) in response to your request for a high resolution version, a different size or format, or other variation from the online image file displayed on this website ("customized image"), and/or in an attempt to supply you in our sole discretion with the best possible image quality and you then fail to live up to your obligation to use the requested image, thereby wasting our resources, you agree to pay liquidated damages of five hundred U.S. dollars ($500) per image for non-use of each such customized image which you fail to use, not subject to fee waiver, in addition to the use fee and any other applicable charges. All fees listed are subject to change, are non-refundable, are subject to a fifty U.S. dollar per image minimum fee (one hundred dollars per image minimum fee for customized images of regular size, up to 8 1/2" x 11", or for customized digital images of oversized originals which must be rescanned as multiple image areas and then digitally reassembled, per each scanned image area of the original up to 8 1/2" x 11"), and may be reduced or waived in special circumstances, when requested in advance at the time of application, at the sole discretion of CPRR.org and Licensor, and contingent on compliance with all terms of this User Agreement, but shall not be waived if use is without permission. Each additional or subsequently published or copyrighted edition shall constitute a separate reuse, and any rights specifically requested and licensed "for the duration of the work's copyright" shall apply only to reprinting or rebroadcasting of that unmodified copyrighted single edition as authorized by the license, and not to any later edition, unless an additional license for reuse is obtained for each subsequently published or copyrighted later edition. The use fee for research access to the CPRR.org website for commercial use is $1,000/month per project with a six month minimum which amount may be applied to the cost of any images or other content licensed hereunder for publication use for the project; specifically, but not in limitation hereof, if the commercial use involves the creation of multiple copyrighted works, each such work is considered a separate project. If you find that none of the categories in the Use Fee Schedule apply to your intended use, you do not understand the use fee schedule, you are uncertain as to the applicable fee, or you wish us to consider your request for a use fee which differs from the fee schedule, you MUST specify in your application a specific proposed use fee dollar amount that you are offering. If the requested information needed to determine which of several possibly applicable levels of fees should apply is not provided in the application, the higher fee shall apply. If the use fee is unspecified herein or in the fee schedule and not agreed in advance, it shall be one hundred dollars per image per month. Rush: Add fifty percent to the stated fees for rush requests. E-mails flagged for special treatment with high priority/importance headers or the like or requests that images be made available for use in seven days or less from the date of the request, or "as soon as possible" also constitute rush requests.   We hope that you will be patient as we attempt to fill orders as quickly as possible, often succeeding in doing so on internet time, usually within a few days at most, and typically much more quickly than any available alternative brick and mortar source for historic images, but the only way for us to really know if we will be able to successfully fill your order, or how long it will take, is to actually complete the order, and if you are pestering us it means that you are in a rush, so inquiring of us if we will be able to fill an order you placed or how soon, less than one week after placing the order, generally results in our dropping everything else to finish your order, so will of necessity force your order to be made into a rush order and in such circumstances, the rush charge will apply. Our acceptance of any request, inquiry, or order placed by you is expressly made conditional on your assent to the terms set forth in this User Agreement, and not those in your request, inquiry, order, or e-mail. Buyer beware: You authorize us to act upon any e-mail you send to us requesting permission or permissions or making inquiry as constituting an order, whether the e-mail is formal or informal, complete or incomplete, including requests posed as questions, inquiries, or sent using e-mail links on other pages of our website which provide sufficient information to allow us to process the request (and to choose an image fulfilling the request in the event that a specific image is not requested) which shall constitute a binding order requesting a license to reproduce still images. [We know this may seem strange to you, but our policy really is necessary because due to factual, historical, legal and/or technical issues we often have to research requests, search for images, and/or rescan and/or reprocess images in order for us to respond to your e-mail and/or determine if we will be able to successfully fulfill your licensing request, and as a result we may be almost done with your order before we can answer your e-mail.] For example, if you write informally to ask us about using one or more images that you saw on the CPRR.org website and ask what the request will cost, while not specifying a price limit, you are thereby requesting and authorizing us to fill your order at a price consistent with the Use Fee Schedule and the terms and conditions of this User Agreement, and to let you know the total amount due for the license by sending you an electronic invoice which you are obligated to pay. Please pay close attention to what is written on this page: We want to avoid nasty surprises and disputes, so we are giving you fair warning that this is an e-commerce website with possibly unfamiliar policies and procedures (for example, this Museum is not like a stock photograph agency) and that clicking on the "e-mail CPRR.org for permission" link above (or otherwise communicating with us about permissions) means "buy a license now." Use fee(s) are non-refundable and shall be fully and promptly paid at the earlier of the times of your receipt of (1) the licensed content; (2) a grant of permission of access thereto for the purpose requested; or, (3) our invoice requesting payment in response to your request, and shall be immediately due and payable in advance of publication or other licensed use, shall be by check signed by the Licensee, in U.S. dollars, drawn on a United States bank, or sent by electronic funds transfer for the benefit of the Licensee, and payment shall be delivered to us or the Licensor's financial institution within ten calendar days, according to the instructions you will receive. Payment terms are within our sole discretion. You may not delay payment, for example, until a book is finalized and ready to go to press. Please don't squander our limited resources by making us chase after you for payment. Debt Collection: In the event any payment due hereunder is not made in full within ten calendar days, you agree to pay all costs and expenses, regardless of the particular nature thereof and whether incurred with or without suit or arbitration and before or after the judgment, which may be incurred by us in connection with the enforcement of any of our rights hereunder, or any right arising out of the breach hereof, or your default on timely payment, including but not limited to collection agency charges and commissions, reasonable expenses incurred in securing payment, court and/or arbitration costs, and reasonable attorneys' fees. Default/Late Charge/Interest: Any amount due and not paid (for any reason) in full within ten (10) calendar days shall be in default and subject to a late charge immediately and monthly thereafter at the highest amount allowed by law, and we will additionally charge you interest on the unpaid balance at the highest percentage rate allowed by law. If Licensee sends payment by check mailed directly to the Licensor's financial institution, Licensee shall also immediately fax a copy of the check to the Licensor. Redelivery: CPRR.org has very limited storage for custom images, so if you are notified by us that one or more licensed images that you requested are ready for download, it is your responsibility to immediately retrieve them before they are deleted from our web server. (Requests to re-upload or resend licensed custom images that you have lost or neglected to timely retrieve, if still available, will incur a redelivery use fee surcharge of twenty-five dollars per image, not subject to fee waiver.) In the event that you encounter any difficulty with licensed image files, other content, or the receipt or download thereof, you must notify us by e-mail within thirty-six hours. There will be an additional thirty U.S. dollar fee for returned checks or chargebacks which will also trigger abandoned application and non-use penalties, as applicable. Permission is subject to the payment by Licensee of all applicable fees, and the presence in your work of proper credit(s) and all legal notices required herein including but not limited to a proper notice of our copyright. In instances where payment is due, permission shall be granted conditionally upon the successful deposit by Licensor in the Licensor's account and clearance of such payment check, or the deposit in the Licensor's account of funds electronically transferred for the benefit of the Licensor, evidenced thereby, and a photocopy or facsimile of such check or record of such electronic funds transfer or ultimate electronic deposit shall confirm the identity of the applicable Licensee and Licensor and reconfirm the Licensee's acceptance of this entire Agreement. Such license shall be null and void as if never issued upon violation of this user agreement, including but not limited to non-payment or lack of timely payment. The publication of such image(s) or other content shall also further reconfirm the Licensee's acceptance of this entire Agreement without modification. Permission for such non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, one-time, one-use shall be limited to publication within a period of twelve months following the publication or release date specified in the application, or if unspecified in the application, from the date of our approval, except in the case of public display or performance, including but not limited to broadcast television or Internet use, which use shall not exceed the lesser of the time specified in your application or in the license granted or invoice therefor, or if unspecified then 60 days, and thereafter electronic access shall cease, which in the case of Internet use shall include erasing all digital copies and removing all links thereto. "North American or One Country" rights shall be understood to include schools for North American countries' or the one country's citizens and their dependents abroad. The rights licensed shall be limited to only those rights specifically requested and granted and shall not include other or unspecified "derivative rights." In the case of images licensed for single print or transparency copy exhibition or display the term of the license is the lesser of the duration of the exhibition or five years. The term "TV broadcast" includes standard broadcast on commercial or public television stations as well as non-standard television including only any combination of basic cable, pay cable, video on-demand, pay-per-view, and/or fiber optic or satellite television, and does not include publication in a fixed, permanent, or physical medium including but not limited to disk, DVD, or videotape. For video use of still images, there is an additional charge for each home video format such as VHS or DVD in addition to the broadcast use fee. Permission for any subsequent use must be obtained separately. Permission with fee waiver if requested and granted for students' school related project use is for non-publication educational use only during the current semester and does not grant permission for publication in print, electronic format, on the Internet, or otherwise. If you are requesting a fee waiver on behalf of a non-profit organization, to assist us in evaluating the request, please state in your application whether or not the organization charges the public for its product or service, and whether or not you are an unpaid volunteer. You are obligated to purchase a license under the terms and condition hereof for any image which you download from this website without permission or in violation of this User Agreement, should we decide in our sole discretion to offer you such a license. The CPRR Museum operates entirely on-line, communicates exclusively via the Internet, provides images as electronic commerce, and has no staff to handle phone calls or requestor supplied forms or paperwork; consequently, we provide an electronic invoice and IRS W-9 form only, and telephone support or billing, invoicing, or other documentation in paper hardcopy form by U.S. mail, fax, or otherwise, are not available. Rights licensed are as set forth in the electronic invoice that you receive from us. We must reject and are unable to respond to your supplementary comments, paperwork, or other communications received purporting to restate or confirm a licensing transaction (which has already been fully documented by our electronic invoice, IRS W-9 form, and User Agreement) but which actually instead mentions additional unpurchased rights neither requested in the application nor stated in the invoice (such as mentioning web use when only book or magazine print rights were purchased and specified in the invoice, or mentioning video/DVD rights when only tv broadcast rights were purchased and specified in the invoice, or mentioning worldwide rights when only North American or one country rights were purchased and specified in the invoice, etc.), and/or containing terms which differ from this User Agreement, and our failure to respond and issue a revised electronic invoice signifies our rejection of any attempted unilateral modification of the licensed use rights, invoice and/or the terms as set forth in herein and that we decline to license unpurchased additional rights. Please contact us, again, via e-mail and explicitly ask to purchase additional rights, if at any time after receiving an invoice you decide that you wish to purchase additional use rights that are not specified in the invoice. You agree to use only the provided permissions e-mail address (or other e-mail links on this website, as appropriate) and not to telephone us or content contributors with permissions or other requests, nor to attempt to circumvent the provisions of this agreement, and telephone calls placed in disregard of the foregoing will be charged at two hundred fifty dollars per telephone call. A printed version of your application e-mail(s) requesting permission, constituting your Request for License for Still Images, and/or facsimile or other electronic records shall be admissible in arbitration, judicial, or administrative proceedings to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Your act of sending such email(s) to us whether directly or indirectly and/or your clicking your e-mail send button indicates your intent thereby to attach your electronic signature to such e-mailed application requesting permission or other communication and to this entire User Agreement. Licensee shall also supply Licensor within thirty calendar days of the date of publication with two complementary donated entire copies of the best edition of any written or published work, computer file, or software, including but not limited to book, article, video, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM products in which the licensed image(s) or other content is included, for inclusion in the CPRR Museum; a digital copy shall be additionally be provided to us if the best edition is not in digital form and a digital form of the work or a portion thereof is available or is created in the process of preparation of the work; in the event that such copies are not timely received, we may, in our sole discretion, obtain such copies from any available source, at any time, at your expense. (If licensed for Web use, Licensee shall provide access to the locations(s) where the work including the licensed image(s) or other content is located, instead of delivering physical copies.) Permission, if granted, to a licensee for use on the Internet or other electronic medium which operates by providing digital images does not grant permission for end user capture nor downloading of such images, nor subsequent use thereof, nor any use not permitted herein, nor use beyond the limited term of this license, does not grant permission for images to be posted on any website which does not prohibit their capture, downloading, or subsequent use, and does not grant permission unless both of the following conditions are met: (1) the CPRR.org copyright notice is prominently displayed; and, (2) that such capture and/or downloading, and such subsequent use without the separate permission of CPRR.org are both contractually prohibited in the licensee's legally binding end user licensing agreement. If a licensed image(s) or other content is published electronically, including but not limited to when using html or any other format, the images shall be at a low screen resolution only, not in excess of five hundred pixels wide, and the software or webpage code shall be written so as to prevent unauthorized copying, downloading, saving, or other capture of images or other licensed content, and so as to require that the end user must click to indicate their consent and acceptance of the end user license agreement prior to being given access to the licensed image(s) or other content. CPRR.org (or other owner or rights holder, as applicable) shall retain its own right to reproduce such image or other content, or to grant others such permission, and shall retain ownership, copyright, and all other tangible and intangible rights (including but not limited to ownership of originals, scans, files, data, negatives, digital media, and photoduplicates or copies thereof whether photographic, reprographic, electronic, digital or otherwise, [other than tangible rights for those final permitted reproductions published by Licensee under this license for distribution to others] which if not retained by Licensor shall be returned to Licensor upon expiration of the limited term of the license, and may not be salvaged). You may retain image(s) obtained from us under the provisions of this paragraph only for the licensed duration and limited purposes for which you obtained permission, but may possess or use a only single copy of each such digital image on a single computer and on a single hard drive, solid state drive, or other computer medium, must retain possession at all times, may not distribute such digital image(s) on a computer network except as explicitly permitted, and will promptly return and not retain any copies of such image(s) when no longer needed for the purpose stated in your request for permission. Licensee acknowledges that permission if granted is only for publication or other use as specified in the application during the limited term of the license, does not constitute a transfer of ownership, nor a first sale, and such permission is granted only to the extent of the Licensor's ownership of rights related to the image(s) or other content, and is not a rights clearance for third party rights, property, images or other content included on this website, or derivative works therefrom, which clearance licensee must obtain separately from such third party or parties when required, and our permission grants you no rights until you also obtain all third party permissions and releases that may be required, copies of which you agree to provide to us upon request. In the event that you are requesting licensing of such a third party image from us rather than directly from the third party, or our derivative work therefrom, for convenience, because such image is available in digital format from us, or to take advantage of image processing or digital restoration that we may have performed on such third party image, and are concerned about the total licensing cost including possible additional use fees which may be payable to one or more such third parties, please include in your application a request for a specific proposed adjustment in our use fee to partially offset such additional use fees to be paid to one or more such third parties, which request we will be pleased to consider on a case by case basis. No license or right under any patent or trademark will be granted nor shall such be construed as being conferred hereunder by implication, estoppel or otherwise. Any permission granted is not transferable and Licensee shall not sublicense or permit others to reproduce the licensed image or other content, and shall refer such requests by others for permission to reproduce to the Licensor. The Licensor for CPRR.org is
a California Corporation the copyright owner of this Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum website compilation, which
publish, operate, and license this website and its content. Licensee acknowledges
that CPRR.org or the licensor
is not granting
Licensee shall maintain the integrity of images or other content used, and
use shall not be unlawful, misleading, defamatory, ridiculing, libelous, or
inappropriate, altered from the original appearance, form, meaning, or intent
of the photographer or author, nor compete or detract from existing or planned
use by CPRR.org, nor in a manner which suggests an association with or endorsement
of any product or service, nor in an historically inaccurate manner or publication,
nor damaging to our or the rightsholder's reputation. We reserve the right
to invoice parts of an order separately, and we are not responsible for pricing,
or other errors in any offer on this website or from us and we reserve the
right to cancel at any time any orders resulting from such errors, or for any
other reason, or for no reason. Images will be
obtained over the Internet in RGB jpeg format as displayed on this website,
or at our discretion in tiff format,
agreed in advance, and subject to availability
and limited resources, delays, and cancellation, notwithstanding any deadline
shall preferences (if any) including those regarding image resolution, format,
or delivery method specified in the application be considered requirements.
Any needed conversion of digital images into photographic
prints or need to burn CD's or DVD's shall be your responsibility and
at your expense. Consequently, please do not request high resolution
or tiff format files (which are often in the 2-24 MB size range) if you have
or unreliable internet connection and would have difficulty downloading large
files, as there will be an additional seventy-five dollar CD-ROM fee (per
CD-ROM) if you request images on CD and we are able to comply, however there
no charge for delivery via CD-ROM if we should elect at our sole discretion
to use this alternate method of delivery, such as for an order sufficiently
large as to exceed our on-line server storage capacity. CPRR.org reserves
the right to restrict the reproduction of materials due to conservation and
preservation concerns, and the right to charge additional fees as determined
on a case by case basis. Licensee acknowledges that web image preview
is approximate and agrees that it has independently determined the "as is" image
content, quality, and format of licensed content as displayed on this website
to be suitable
for its intended use, understands
created with extensive restoration artwork and composite images being computer
generated do not physically exist in a form that could be rescanned at higher
resolution, and understands that requested reformatting will not result in
a change in the actual image resolution. Deadbeats:
will suffer and you may become responsible for forcing us to discontinue offering
these historic images if you become a deadbeat by failing to make prompt and
full payment as required within ten calendar days or if you attempt to repudiate
this contract or your obligations hereunder, you consent to publication on
and elsewhere of your identify as a deadbeat and associated information for
failure to make timely payment, agree that your sole remedy for such publication
if in error shall be removal of the error from our webserver following your
delivery to us of proof of timely payment of the invoiced amount such as a
check paid to the licensor, and you agree to pay liquidated damages in the
amount of one thousand times the invoiced amount if you initiate or threaten
legal action or threaten or attempt to damage our reputation in an effort to
avoid paying, deter collection efforts, or prevent publication or continued
publication of your lack of timely payment. Spare yourself the embarrassment,
and do not further waste our time and upset us by writing to tell us that you
refuse to pay
to justify or rationalize such intentional misconduct. Degraded
condition: Licensee acknowledges that 19th century images such as 3 1/2" stereograph
albumen prints are of limited resolution and are generally degraded, containing
of image and
to aging, and damaged, including but not limited to foxing, spotting, chipping,
cracking, abrasion, folding, tearing, gouging, emulsion loss, soiling, staining,
glue streaking, discoloration, motion blurring, darkening,
fading (often uneven in degree over various parts of an image), and cropping
(often inconsistent among various prints of the same image), and acknowledges
that images rescanned or photoduplicated from an original
a result of its
request may require additional processing or restoration, which may or may
not be successful, that there will be digital artifacts if lossy compression
is used (for example with the jpeg format), and that there will be degraded
tonality and dynamic range especially if multiple generation analog (photographic
or printing) or lossy digital processing (compression or reduced bit depth)
or copying steps are used. Oversized historic images, such as maps or
prints, often have folds (many of these were
published as folded inserts bound into a printed book volume), they typically
have tears and slight image loss or discoloration at some of the folds,
and usually will need to be scanned in multiple pieces (each of 8 1/2" x
or less in size) and the areas separately scanned must be laboriously digitally
image. Because digital
scanners introduce slight geometric distortions, there may be slight misalignments
separately scanned areas of an oversized image adjoin, which we attempt,
but may not be completely successful in avoiding or correcting. Use of certain
types of digital image compression, such as the discrete
cosine transform used
for JPEG images to reduce their size, results in some loss
of image quality and introduction of artifacts, which does not occur when
a less efficient "lossless" image compression method is
algorithm used with the TIFF
image format, or lossless wavelet
compression used with
the JPEG2000 format.
If a requested image is of lesser quality than another similar available image,
we may, in
our sole discretion, substitute the better quality image. If
a requested image is not available for the intended use, we may substitute
a similar image
that is available. Licensee acknowledges that CPRR.org recommends entirely
digital color or duotone publication methods, and acknowledges that excessive
magnification, extra processing steps including conversion to a different image
format or conversion to monochrome or use of photographic rather than digital
methods will not improve and may adversely affect image quality and/or resolution.
Licensee shall utilize highest quality imaging and reproduction methods that
do not degrade image quality, including but not limited to color, contrast,
or resolution, and do not introduce artifacts, including but not limited to
aliasing or Moiré patterns, and shall reproduce images at a sufficiently
small size suitable for the available limited resolution so that reproduced
images do not appear to be unsharp. Licensee acknowledges that higher
resolution print publication requires images to be printed smaller than the
size of the same image when displayed on a lower resolution computer screen.
A license permitting publication is only a grant of access to the image(s)
or other content(s) for publication use in consideration for a payment ("use
actually received, and Licensee agrees that CPRR.org or other Licensor has
to assist Licensee, nor to provide any product or service, that our responsibility
ends once we have provided both permission and access to the requested image(s)
or other content, and that all applicable fees or charges regardless of how
described are use fees, not charges for products or services. Licensee
shall be solely responsible for specifying and obtaining any needed services,
and for any costs incurred on their behalf, whether by Licensor or third parties
for photoduplication, restoration, processing, production, or otherwise
is encouraged to seek the services of expert service bureau, photographic,
and/or printing companies for such services. All paragraphs and provisions
of this User Agreement shall apply to this
license agreement and to you as License. Important: Licensee shall
take all steps necessary to assure that the terms and conditions of this
apply to and bind any user of any work created by Licensee or under this license
that includes or is derived from images or other content obtained from this
website or under this User Agreement, which obligation in the case of such
Internet use shall include but is not limited to placing a link to this
on each web page containing such work in addition to and accompanying the credit
line specified below, and obtaining each such user's agreement hereto.
Licensee shall provide full and proper credit for the source of images or other
content used, and state in an accompanying caption any modifications that
been made such as cropping, detailing, or tinting, other than restoration to
original appearance. (The source for photographs shall include, if known,
the name of the photographer, the publisher if different from the photographer,
the photograph negative number and title, and the name of the collection from
which the image or other content was obtained.)
A credit line shall appear in close proximity to each permitted CPRR.org reproduction, adjacent to any such image, and in any product that you create that includes any image or other content licensed hereunder, which shall include the following, without quotes, with the copyright symbol preceding the year of Licensee's publication:
"Courtesy Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum, © 2022 CPRR.org".
For Web use, the credit line shall include a link on "CPRR.org" and on each licensed image to the Uniform Resource Locator, <http://CPRR.org>.
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." —Napoleon Bonaparte
Severe additional penalty for publication of images or other content stolen from this website; unlimited liability for subsequent infringement: In the event that you do not obtain permission and instead infringe and/or violate this agreement by misappropriating and/or publishing unauthorized pirated copies of images or other content obtained from this website, or by enabling, permitting, facilitating, encouraging, promoting, soliciting, assisting, inducing, instructing, or encouraging others to infringe, a copyright violation and a trespass, conversion, or the like, which harms the CPRR Museum, for example by causing donors to be hesitant or unwilling to allow their images or other content to be displayed on the Internet, or if you publish images or other content prior to making full payment of all applicable fees, or without including the legal notices and credits as required herein, you agree to pay a penalty to CPRR.org for each unlicensed use, in addition to any actual and/or statutory damages, expenses, and attorney's fees, etc. which may apply, in the amount of fifty (50) times the undiscounted commercial fee for licensed use in accordance with this user agreement, agree to assign exclusively to CPRR.org copyright and all other ownership rights, including but not limited to physical, contractual, and intellectual property rights in any resulting work(s) which contain(s) or which is derived from our intellectual property, this website or its images or other content, and agree to immediately cease and desist any and all infringement of our copyright or other proprietary rights, and of such rights of any third party for which you shall also remain liable. Additionally, please take special care to understand that in addition to direct infringement by your theft and republication of our intellectual property, or if you otherwise violate the terms of this license, you agree that such violation shall result in your unlimited liability for all resulting use and/or "secondary" infringement by third and subsequent parties who obtain our intellectual property from or through you, or as a result of your actions, and you will be held fully responsible (including penalties) – whether or not you have knowledge of their actions at the time, whether or not you benefit financially, and whether or not you have the right and/or ability to supervise or police such subsequent resulting uses – especially should repeated and unstoppable use by others result, and you are specifically prohibited from taking any action that would permit, encourage, enable, or facilitate such unpermitted or viral distribution, including but not limited to, by others who are not a party to this agreement. [i.e., If you give away our images or other content without our permission and/or in violation of this agreement, or encourage others to take them, you agree to pay as specified in this agreement for all resulting subsequent uses by others which are not authorized by us, whether lawful or unlawful, including those resulting uses which you and/or we may, as a result of your actions, then be powerless to control or prevent, and possibly may not even discover until after the fact.] Additionally, in the event that your actions or inducement in violation of this User Agreement, or of applicable law including but not limited to copyright, trade secret, or computer misuse statutes result in our being deprived of our exclusive rights to ownership and/or control of the data and/or intellectual property we have created in this website and its digital images and/or other content IN WHOLE OR SUBSTANTIAL PART, or of the value thereof, or which would make such intellectual property unlicensable, you agree to pay us liquidated damages in the amount of the greater of five million U.S. dollars, the amount of copyright infringement statutory damages per image or other content for each and every infringement, the appraised market value of this website absent such actions, and the estimated commercial cost to create a website of like complexity and content.
"Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates the mind wonderfully." —Samuel Johnson, ghostwriting for forgery convict, Reverend Dr. William Dodd, 1777.
LEGAL NOTICE OF INFRINGEMENT
Please read this Legal Notice of Infringement ("takedown notice") which applies to you only if you have violated this User Agreement, or made any use of this website in any way not specifically authorized and permitted herein, in which case you acknowledge timely receipt hereof, which you agree is sufficient notice, at such time as you commenced violation of this User Agreement. Additionally, if you have received Legal Notice of Infringement from us via e-mail or otherwise, this Notice and the entire User Agreement is included therein by reference, and you should also reread this entire User Agreement. This Notice is authorized on behalf of CPRR.org, the owner of copyright and other proprietary rights to this website, its images, and other content. Your activities in violation of this User Agreement constitute infringement of the exclusive rights to make copies and to distribute copies and constitute an infringement of copyright and/or other intellectual property rights, as well as a violation of the User Agreement which is a binding contract entered into whenever use is made of our website. We request that you immediately take all action as may be appropriate to suspend these illegal activities. On behalf of the respective rights owners including but not limited to the owners of the exclusive rights to all copyrighted material at issue in this notice, CPRR.org hereby states that CPRR.org has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained in violation of this User Agreement is not authorized by the copyright owners or other rights holders, their respective agents, or the law. CPRR.org hereby states, under penalty of perjury under the laws of California and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that CPRR.org is authorized to act on behalf of the owners of the exclusive rights which are being infringed as set out in this notification. Consequently, CPRR.org has never authorized the material to be disclosed or published by you or your user(s) and display of the material could result in being held liable for violating our proprietary rights. Your continued dissemination of this material is in violation of CPRR.org's statutory, contractual, and other rights. Therefore, CPRR.org demands that you immediately return and not retain any copies of and cease and desist from disseminating the material obtained in violation of this User Agreement, including but not limited to all locations where the information may be available from all computers, web sites, and servers under your or your company's ownership or control. Please immediately remove the offending material, and notify us in writing that you have removed the material from your web site(s) or other unauthorized location. CPRR.org reserves its right to seek immediate equitable, injunctive, and other relief, including damages claims. This notice shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any rights or remedies, which are expressly reserved. We thank you for your courtesy and immediate cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested so that the illegal infringing activity can be stopped.
TAKEDOWN NOTICES: Please don't assume that you can pirate images from this website with impunity, believing incorrectly that this won't be discovered or that copyright infringement doesn't routinely result in substantial civil damage awards ("not less than $750 or more than $30,000" statutory damages per downloaded file). Because of the way internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Picsearch find images, pirating images from the CPRR.org website and placing our images on your website will in all likelihood be – in effect – like advertising to the whole world that you are giving away our pictures. When we discover such unlawful piracy and send a legal takedown notice – and particularly if you fail to respond to the notice – it is likely that in order to protect itself from legal liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 USC 5, §512(c)(A)(iii) & (g), your Internet Service Provider will remove your website (and possibly cancel your account). This is an unpleasant and undesirable result, but it is the way that copyright law works, so please don't pirate images, and never ignore legal notices asking you to remove pirated images – you need to take remedial action and respond promptly when caught. You agree to immediately respond and take remedial action should you receive a takedown notice (whether formal or informal) from us asking that one or more pirated images or other content be removed, and also to promptly advise us should you dispute any facts as stated therein.
Also, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security provide the following
official notice when taking enforcement action to shut down criminal copyright
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