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Materials on this site are in the ‘Public Domain’, meaning they are not covered by copyright restrictions. Most of the American and British items on the site are quite old, and any copyrights that may have protected them have expired. Recent materials, such as articles from Ohio History, are in the public domain because the publisher chooses to make the articles freely available to the public. The site also has links to works from government sources that are excluded from copyright restrictions.

Admittedly, copyright laws are complex, so we make a practice of linking to materials made available by organizations which are conscientious in complying with intellectual property laws.

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