Copyright Policies

Copyrights Usage and Policies

Our intention with this site is to preserve history, build community, and share collective memories, in a not-for-profit, educational space. Some of the items on this site we have uploaded, others were uploaded directly by users. But all were shared in the spirit of free and open access to our history, and with great attention to respecting copyright, and getting permission from the owner to share his/her items.

For all of the items we have uploaded, we have obtained written permission from the owner, granting us rights to feature their items here, under either a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license, or a Creative Commons license.

As for the items on NHC’s New Hope Celebrates History Archive site that were uploaded directly by visitors, for these, the visitor who is uploading the item is required to tell us who owns the copyright/what kind of license they can grant to the item.

In either case, the rights we have obtained for all of the items on display on this site are listed in the metadata (that’s the info you see listed with an item you might look at on the site), as well as the rights holder (who owns the item). If you see an error regarding the entity we have listed as the rights holder on an item, or have additional information about who is the copyright holder, please contact us by email any of these contacts.

General Inquires:

What we expect users to know and abide by. By accessing, and viewing items on New Hope Celebrates,Inc. & New Hope Celebrates History archive and/or adding items to the site, you signify agreement with the following policies.

Using items on this site:
If you are using items on New Hope Celebrates, Inc. or New Hope Celebrates History in your own work, you are fully responsible for obtaining necessary permission from the copyright holder (unless it is an item with a Creative Commons license). As a user you agree to assume responsibility for verifying all items before you use them.

We do not hold the copyright or intellectual property rights to the items on this site. Unless the item is listed as Public Domain in the metadata accompanying it (that’s the info you see listed with an item you might look at on the site), someone owns that item (see “rights holder” listed in the item’s metadata) and it is protected by copyright law.

We’ve added items toNew Hope Celebrates History when we have received permission from the owner, or when we believe the item to be in the public domain, or we believe we’ve posted the item in accordance with the tenets of fair use as part of a non-commercial, educational site. Some items are licensed under a Creative Commons license. This means you can use the item in your own work without contacting the copyright holder for permission.

Contributing items to this site:
We strongly encourage you to only contribute items that you own the rights to, have permission to upload from the owner, or honestly believe to be fair use.

To learn more about Fair Use – the right to use, share, display, etc. copyrighted materials without first getting permission from the copyright holder – you can read more at Purdue’s Online Writing Lab:

Purdue Writing Lab

Stanford University Libraries

Fair Use Evaluator

Uploading your content:
When you upload items to this site, we require that you select a license and identify yourself as the rights holder or alternatively indicate if the contribution is in compliance with fair use doctrine.

When you contribute a file, you agree to indemnify and hold New Hope Celebrates, Inc. and New Hope Celebrates History project, and its officers, representatives, agents, employees, assignees, grants and licensees, harmless from and against all claims, losses, costs, expenses, settlements, demands and liabilities of every kind, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses, arising out of or incurred by reason of the use of the item, or the inaccuracy, alleged or actual breach of any representation, warranty, covenant, agreement, or undertaking you have made herein, including but not limited to any claims for copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy, or right of publicity.

Because New Hope Celebrates History is a socially constructed archive, we make no claims regarding the authenticity or accuracy of user-contributed materials or comments.

You must have a valid email address to contribute to the site. We will not share your e-mail address with anyone.