Copyright and Use

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Disclaimer: The International Museum of the Horse (IMH) provides broad public access to collections as a contribution to education and scholarship. U.S. Copyright Law protects most content in the digital archive. Use of the materials may also be subject to other legal rights, for example:

  • rights of publicity,
  • privacy rights, or
  • other legal interests.

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. As noted, additional permissions may also be required. IMH does not authorize any use or reproduction whatsoever for commercial purposes.

IMH makes digital versions of collections accessible in the following situations:

  • they are in the public domain;
  • IMH has permission to make them accessible online;
  • materials are accessible for education and research purposes as a legal fair use, or;
  • there are no known restrictions on use.

Researchers should contact IMH at for more information about rights, contacts, and permissions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions rests with those persons wishing to use the item(s).

Take-Down Policy

If you have questions or wish to contest the use of specific works,  contact the museum at

With all such communications, please include:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner. NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit IMH to locate the material.
  • Providing URLs in your communication is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
  • The reason for the request.

The museum will answer all correspondence within a reasonable time.


All digital objects published on the Chronicle website are under a Creative Commons license 3.0--Attribution Non Commercial-ShareAlike.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.