The Jewish Museum in Prague provides photographs and scans of items from its collections for various purposes. High resolution images can be provided only for specific purposes and are for one-time use only.
A fee is charged for the provision of reproduction rights for images that have been digitized and for the photographing or scanning of images that have not yet been digitized.
If the purpose of an image photographed or scanned by the Museum is for use in a publication, the Museum will require a free copy of the publication once it is complete.
The Jewish Museum in Prague provides only material whose use does not interfere with copyright law and material for which
it can obtain the approval of the copyright holder(s). In other cases, the Museum will provide material only on the basis
of the documented approval of the copyright holder(s).
In most cases, permission to reproduce a collection piece may be granted by the Museum as the owner of the item in question. Permission may not be granted by the Museum on the basis of copyright if the Museum is not the author or maker of a particular item. Items produced or made by the Museum, such as replicas of items or publications that feature a new work, are subject to copyright. As regards children’s drawings from Terezín or artworks by Jewish painters, for example, permission for image reproduction or approval of their use for a particular purpose shall be issued by the Museum as the owner of these items. For children’s drawings from Terezín (as with other works), it is necessary to determine whether the author is alive or dead. If permission to reproduce a work by a living author is being sought, the applicant must contact the author in question. In such an event, the Museum shall only file the application, for which no fee will be charged. If the author is not alive or has no heir, it is necessary to determine whether the rights to the work in question are managed by the State Cultural Fund. The Museum may provide the work of such an author on the basis of sublicense under a contract with the State Cultural Fund.
After a period of 70 years, a work becomes publicly available, does not require the author's consent or the approval of any heirs, and there is no need to inform the State Cultural Fund of the granting of a sublicense. As owner of the work, the Museum will then issue an image reproduction permission and will set a fee for its use. If only the year of the author's death is known, the period of copyright protection will be calculated from the last day of the year in which the author of the work died.
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