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The Gifts of Speech website has attempted to provide factual information about copyright owners of the speeches on the Gifts of Speech website. Except as noted for a specific speech, neither the Gifts of Speech website, nor its sponsor, the Cochran Library of Sweet Briar College, owns any rights in the speeches on the Gifts of Speech website Therefore, Gifts of Speech does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise use or distribute speeches that are on the Gifts of Speech website

Permission and possible fees may be required from the speech’s copyright owner independently of Gifts of Speech. It is the obligation of the user of the Gifts of Speech website to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise using or distributing materials found on the Gifts of Speech website. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use (as defined by the copyright laws) requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Gifts of Speech users must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

Attribution Required to Avoid Plagiarism. Users of the materials on the Gifts of Speech web site should show appropriate information concerning the source of the speech, speechmaker, etc. This need for attribution applies not only to copyrighted works but also to works that are not covered by copyright such as testimony before Congress, materials in the public domain because copyright restrictions have expired, etc.

For more information on U.S. copyright laws, consult the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov or other authoritative source. Speeches made or published outside of the United States or at the United Nations may be governed by laws of other countries or the U.N.

For speeches which show a copyright owned by Sweet Briar College, please contact Professor Liz Kent, GOS, Cochran Library, PO Box 1200, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 concerning permission to use, publish or otherwise distribute that speech.

The Gifts of Speech website wants to hear from any copyright owner who is not properly identified on this website so that we may make any necessary corrections. Please contact us at by email at lizkentgos at yahoo dot com or by US Mail at Professor Liz Kent, GOS, Cochran Library, PO Box 1200, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 or by telephone at (434) 381-6315.