Are there any copyrights on the pictures?
We have carefully selected the pictures and have good
reason to believe that due to the age of the pictures no copyrights
exist any longer. However, if there is any evidence that rights
might be still valid in a certain individual case, then we would
remove the concerned picture(s) immediately upon notification. [please
send an informal mail to
May I use the pictures for my own website or publication?
There are no objections from our side, in case you
want to use up to a maximum of five pictures on any website
or publication. By using the pictures, the user agrees that the
owners of this site do not guarantee, that there are no more copyrights
on the selected pictures. If you use any pictures on a website,
please include a link to http://portrait.kaar.at. You might
also want to use one of our logos.
May I upload pictures to public picture databases
(i.e. commons.wikimedia.org) ?
No. Over time more and more pictures would appear
on these sites thus copying significant parts of the collection.
Note that the collection itself is protected by copyright laws,
even if all contained images are in the public domain.
Are there any public domain pictures?
Some sections contain pictures of the public domain
and may be reproduced anyway, somtimes a reference "courtesy
of ..." is necessary. These sections are currently: History
of the USA (Library of Congress, Washington), International Politics
(French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Economists (The Warren J.
Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University)
Are there any other Copyrights?
There are copyrights on the collection, the processing, the presentation
and the webpages:
(C) 2005–2013 Marcus Kaar, Marianneng. 15, A-1090 Wien, Austria, Europe
This copyright FAQ is a translation of a German text.
In case there are differences between the English and German version,
the German version is valid.
In case of a hassle: The place of jurisdiction is
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