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Terms of Use

William Grit Laskin, JATP 49, inlaid guitar neck. Photo: Michael Alberstat

Terms of Use


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Uses requiring no further permission

The Content on this Site is provided for browsing, viewing, downloading, and listening where such activities are limited to non-commercial, educational and personal use only. By downloading, printing or otherwise using text, images, files from the CSDA/CCAD Site (, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair dealing, and will not violate the CSDA/CCAD’s or any other party's proprietary rights. Content used in this way must retain any associated copyright or other proprietary notices, and shall acknowledge its source. The source citation should include this Site's URL: Digital manipulation or other modification of the Content on the CSDA/CCAD Site is expressly forbidden. All other uses other than as provided for in these Terms of Use are expressly prohibited without the express written consent of the CSDA/CCAD. Some of the Content found on the Site is subject to copyright held by other persons. In such cases, restrictions on the reproduction of the Content may apply, and further permission may need to be obtained from a third-party rights holder before reproducing the material.

Uses where Permission is Required

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation, including but not limited to print or electronic distribution of the CSDA/CCAD’s Site and the Content on its Site, is expressly prohibited without written authorization from the CSDA/CCAD, and, where applicable, third-party rights holders. For permission to use images from the CSDA/CCAD’s collection, text and other Content from the CSDA/CCAD’s Site, please e-mail the if you know which CSDA/CCAD or Ornamentum images you would like to reproduce. In addition, the works reproduced on the CSDA/CCAD Site may be subject to rights held by third parties. The CSDA/CCAD shall not be responsible for the procurement of any third-party permissions and the user shall be obligated to clear such rights prior to the use of the Content. CSDA/CCAD may grant permission to use its Content on a case-by-case basis at its sole discretion. CSDA/CCAD retains the right to charge a fee for use of its Content, which may depend on the type and nature of the proposed use.

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