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 <>. A listing of published articles and essays, which number in the thousands, is presented in the Resource Library chronological index at <> 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 <>. 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 <>. There is a policy statement covering acquisition and deselection of content for the TFAO Digital Library at <>. 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 <>.


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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 are available.

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.

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