copyright policy

The following policy was developed in accordance with the Copyright Law of the United States of America and related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

All text, files, images, software, logos, charts, layouts, designs, and information, as well as the underlying coding associated with each web page found on are the intellectual property of, unless otherwise noted. The Web site is protected by United States copyright laws as a collective work. The contents of the letters included in this site are protected by copyright, and they are included in this site with the permission of the copyright holders and/or their representatives. Re-use of these contents by users of this site is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States of America. Unauthorized reproduction, except to the extent of fair use allowed by this law, is illegal. All archival, period photographs on this site appear with the permission of the repositories that own these images. Re-use of these images by users of this site is also governed by Copyright Law. Unauthorized reproduction, except to the extent of fair use allowed by this law, is illegal. Modern photographs and all the remaining content of this site are the property of and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without permission of the designated agent of

Use of material

In accordance with applicable laws, you may view, copy, print and use content contained on solely for your own personal use and provided that: (1) the content is used for informational and noncommercial purposes only; (2) text, graphics, photos or other content is not modified in any way; (3) you include both a link to this notice and any copyright notice originally included with said content; and (4) no graphics or photos are used, copied or distributed separate from accompanying text.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law you may not copy, redistribute, publish, display or commercially exploit any material from without the expressed permission of the copyright holders and/or their representatives (for the contents of the letters and the archival, period photographs) and of as provided by its designated agent:

Pierre A. Walker

You may not download text, images, software, logos, or files of any type to other sites or hard-drives without prior written consent.

In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of materials from, no changes in or deletions of author attribution, trademarks, legend or copyright notice can be made.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or other grant of right to use any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property of or any third party, except as expressly provided herein.

All use of intellectual property must comply with U.S. Copyright laws and all other applicable laws.

Linking to this site

You are free to link to any web page without notifying us or asking permission, unless otherwise stated on said web page. Links should be attributed to and the person or area that the page represents.

Any presentation of materials that presents them with commercial content attached or presents them so that they appear to be the property or work of another is not permitted without prior written consent. Therefore, all links must be directly to a web page. Linking directly to images, software, logos, or files of any type other than web page files (inline linking) is not allowed; and, web pages may not be presented as the frame source of any other site.

Reporting Copyright Infringements

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Pub. L. 105-304, has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement on any web page. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify:

Pierre A. Walker

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit to locate the material;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

A summary of the DMCA is available at:

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