Copyright Restrictions and Release for Users of AGSL Data and Digital Images

***Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions***

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Electronic datasets and remote sensing imagery may only be available to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for educational purposes.  These electronic files cannot be used for commercial use, sold, redistributed, or published in any form (including on the World Wide Web).  In some specific cases maps created with the data may be published.  Please refer to the information sheets distributed with the data, or consult the data publisher.  The library reserves the right to verify the educational purpose of each request.


Consistent with United States law, the UWM Libraries are reproducing this material with the understanding that I will use the material solely for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research purposes.   These uses are permitted as “fair uses” under the law.

I understand that any use of the material for purposes other than those described above could lead to sanctions, including academic or non-academic discipline.

I understand that such misuse constitutes copyright infringement and could make me subject to legal action by the copyright owner.  I release UWM from any and all liability, claims and actions that may arise from my misuse of this material.

I further understand that failure to collect each requested CD or DVD within 60 days will result in a $2.00 per CD non-refundable service charge (in addition to the CD or DVD processing fee).  This fine will be added to all library fines and may result in a hold being placed on my University records.