Sample Inquiry Letters:
"reply to author's
questions on copyright"
Volunteers write email letters on behalf of TFAO from their
own computers using their personal email addresses. The following letter
may be used as a template for tailoring an email to an iauthor replying
to the author's questions on copyright.
- Subject: reply to author's questions on copyright
- Yes, you retain full copyright to your work. You are only granting
to TFAO permission for one-time online text republication in Resource
Library without accompanying illustrations. You will be given full
authorial credit. The notice of your ownership of your text will appear
with the essay. In addition, TFAO would appreciate an updated brief biography
to accompany the essay, although that is optional. TFAO has provided this
complimentary service to hundreds of other authors, and to further hundreds
of nonprofit institutions and commercial publishers. Authors and publishers
are never charged for our service. A full listing of the authors may be
found at <http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa348.htm>. A listing of published
articles and essays, which number in the thousands, is presented in the
Resource Library chronological index at < http://www.tfaoi.org/letters.htm>
as well as other indexes.
- You may make copies as you wish. Other individuals are governed by
Resource Library's user agreement, which is very specific and restrictive.
It provides for fair use of content for personal or educational purposes,
excluding any commercial purpose. The user agreement is available through
the home page of Resource Library at <http://www.tfaoi.org/resourc.htm>.
There are no subscription fees or other charges to readers on the part
of Resource Library. There is no printed distribution of Resource
Library. TFAO, the publisher of Resource Library, is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization and is 100% funded by private support.
- Texts published online in Resource Library are contained solely
in the TFAO Digital Library. The home page for the TFAO Digital Library
is at <http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa354.htm>. There is a policy
statement covering acquisition and deselection of content for the TFAO
Digital Library at <http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/5aa/5aa45.htm>. The policy
statement is designed to provide full comfort to copyright owners.
- I hope that the above response fully answers your questions. If not
please do not hesitate to inquire further. It is our pleasure to serve
you as well as members of the public who desire to learn about American
art and its history.
- If you wish to reply to this email, please send your reply directly
to TFAO at [TFAO's email address].
- Best regards,
- TFAO Volunteer
- Traditional Fine Arts Organization
- PS: To learn more about volunteering at TFAO please see <http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa60.htm>.
About volunteering at TFAO
Traditional Fine Arts Organization's (TFAO) Digital
Library and its publication Resource
Library welcome volunteers to further the broadening of knowledge
of American representational art. College interns are also welcome.
When you become a virtual volunteer you can help TFAO any
time and anywhere. Projects are completed off-site in residences of volunteers
or at other locations where access to the Internet and/or OCR scanning equipment
Virtual volunteering is suited for individuals studying
library science, art history and and others who enjoy research in order
to expand and make more readily available knowledge of American fine arts.
Interns and volunteers choose their own hours. We are proud to acknowledge
our volunteers' efforts in published texts. Project-related out-of-pocket
expenses are reimbursable.
Do you want to learn more about virtual volunteering at
TFAO? Please send an email to:
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