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Thank you all for your input, that really clarified this issue for me! I do
think that the client believes that scientific information should be
accessible to the public (I also agree), but I think the client is not
making the distinction between information and creative work.

Thanks!
Julie

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 8:49 PM Liz Lockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The language we use to allow copying of images and illustrations belonging
> to the NMHM, a federal museum, covers everything from illustrations done
> for the military in the civil war to illustrations I made last week.  They
> can do what they like, all we ask that the museum's specific credit line be
> there.  We will get shirty about things if a company keeps asking us for
> images then doesn't put the credits in.  It doesn't have to be on the same
> page but it does need to be somewhere in the publication.
>
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>
> "I/we understand that the majority of materials in the Otis Historical
> Archives are in the public domain and are therefore not subject to
> copyright restrictions.  ......  The Otis Historical Archives makes
> material available to patrons under the protection of fair use. "
>
>
> James is right, there is a push in the granting agencies that work paid
> for with federal dollars be available to the public.  So if you are not
> going to be able to keep the rights then change accordingly.
>
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> Elizabeth C. Lockett
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> Collection Manager
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> Human Developmental Anatomy Center
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> National Museum of Health and Medicine
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> 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:42 PM, Julie Himes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I was asked to do a set of illustrations for a scientific paper, so I
>> sent a contract granting rights to use the illustrations for the paper. The
>> client came back and asked for Creative Commons License 4.0 for the images
>> because the paper is funded by a federal grant and because of this, the
>> client believes they should be accessible to the public.
>>
>> I’m not sure I understand what exactly that means and I don’t know much
>> about the Creative Commons License. Does this mean anybody could use and/or
>> alter my paintings without paying me for the rights? Have any of you
>> granted rights like this for a project?
>>
>> Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Julie Johnson
>>
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