To: Matthew Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: John O'Connor <email@example.com> Here is our standard reply to requests to use pictures: The situation about the copyright of the pictures in our History of Mathematics Archive is a bit tricky. In the UK there is a committee looking into copyright questions on the WWW but it has not yet reported. We have talked to the chairman of that committee about copyright concerning pictures. The position seems to be that the pictures in our archive cannot be used in paper publications without the danger that they might be held to infringe some copyright -- either of the original owners of the images or of the publishers of the sources we took them from, but that the electronic versions can be used without copyright problems on the WWW. Many of the pictures we display are in the public domain, but it is possible that some of them might still be regarded as having copyright restrictions for paper publication. I am afraid that we have not bothered to keep records of where we originally found them.Go back.