Answered By: Mike E.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018     Views: 69

Yes. Unless specifically noted in the item's usage statement field, all digitized items on PastForward are released in the Public Domain (see note), which means they are free from any restrictions on use. You can use and remix them in any way that you like. When sharing or using files from this site, we ask that you give credit to the specific collection and the Winnipeg Public Library and include a link to where feasible. For example:

Thank you to the Rob McInnes Postcard Collection and the Winnipeg Public Library.

  • To the best of our knowledge, all items digitized at high resolution on PastForward are in the public domain. This is one of our criteria for inclusion in these collections. We may, on occasion, host a thumbnail image of a photograph that might not be in the public domain and we will make note of this in the item's usage statement field.
  • Winnipeg Public Library takes no responsibility if an item has been labeled public domain in error. Please make your own best efforts to determine copyright before reuse.
  • The Winnipeg Public Library claims no copyright on the final digitized images hosted on PastForward and places no restrictions on their use. Web page elements, such as icons and header images are not included in this category.
  • If you feel that you own a copyright on something we are distributing, please contact us. Include a link to the material in question and an explanation of why it should not be hosted on PastForward.

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