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Old West Daily Reader

The exclusive, legally secured right to reproduce (as by writing, printing, internet, radio, TV, etc.), publish and sell creative endeavors in most any form: literary, musical, photographic, performance, etc. for a period of 28 years, with a right of renewal for a further 28 years (in the U.S.).

Nothing before 1923 has a U.S. copyright, it is all Public Domain.

Items created by the U.S. government, its employees or agents may not be copyrighted,
it is all Public Domain.

Fair Use
As pertaining to U.S. copyright law
Fair use can include include: commentary, search engines, criticism, parody,
news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship.
You will note that Old West Daily Reader does occasionally claim “Fair Use
for material that may be copyrighted.

Foreign copyright regulations vary widely.

Public Domain
As pertaining to U.S. copyright law
Property rights, belonging to the community at large, subject to use by anyone.
Items without valid copyright, license, patent or trademark.

Old West Daily Reader
akes it a point to generally use work believed to be in the Public Domain.
Considerable effort is made to observe copyright
and properly credit the creators of work used in The Reader.
There are few exceptions and they are clearly marked.

As stated throughout Old West Daily Reader:
You are always welcome to use Doc’s photographs
with appropriate credit to Old West Daily Reader.
Copyright remains with R.W. “Doc” Boyle and Old West Daily Reader.
For use of large excerpts from The Reader or History Riders Radio Shows,
Please contact Old West Daily Reader for appropriate written permissions.

If you use the work of others from the pages of Old West Daily Reader:
Please carry the proper associated credits with the item.
Our Contributors generally retain their copyright.
Please note: Old West Daily Reader’s permission
to use a copyrighted item DOES NOT extend to you.

Please Note:
Old West Daily Reader, “Trailhead to the West
History Riders” and “History Riders Radio
are copyrighted and/or trademarks.

Copyleft Notice for Wikipedia

The text of “WEEKS” pages on this website is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).

[Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2)]



Written notification is requested.

Contact R.W. “Doc” Boyle via one of the following:

Contact Old West Daily Reader

Old West Daily Reader
44 Kirkland Road
Silver City, NM 88061

To be effective for Copyright Issues

Notification must include the following:

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and a description of the infringing activity including of where the material which you claim is infringing is located on the Old West Daily Reader Site sufficient to allow us to locate the material.

Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.

A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest and contact information for that person: address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Note: I have never had a copyright challenge. If you have a valid one and/or just don’t want your work used on Old West Daily Reader, I will simply remove it.

Changes to how works used are credited:

I still need the above proofs that it’s your credit to change. (names, dates, etc.)

-I don’t credit those who merely post another’s work on a source.
-I don’t post websites/email addresses, etc. as part of credits:
-I will consider putting your endeavors on the Links to Friends Page
-I will consider adding you as a Contributor
-I will consider removing your work from the site.

Note: Again, I’ve never had the issue come up, so we’ll have to work it out.


So you think you might have a “new” picture or a tintype of Doc
or some other western notable?

I get calls and emails from folks who think they have turned up an item that no one else has yet seen. Unlikely, but it could be… Just for starters, here are some of the issues you need to be prepared to address to prove your case.*
*References – Provenance
Contact Old West Daily Reader

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