Copyright and Usage Rights

The College archive encourages fair use of all materials in its physical and digital collections.

a. Please note that all images and documents are copyrighted to St Stithians College unless otherwise indicated. Please use the following example formats for acknowledgement of sources whenever reference is made to items in the archive:

  • Mears, W. (1953, May 8). [Letter to E.M. Harris]. Mears papers, 1953-1962, St Stithians College Archives (Box E5/3/1), St Stithians College, Johannesburg.
  • St Stithians Boys' College (1974) [Photograph]. Rugby 1st XV. St Stithians College Archives (Box A2/4/1), St Stithians College, Johannesburg

b. Under certain conditions specified in law, the College archive is authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”. If a user downloads or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

c. Requests to copy material constitute an agreement that a user will not reproduce, transfer, distribute, broadcast, publicly display, offer for sale, or otherwise use or publish any material subject to copyright, or a portion thereof, in excess of “fair use” as defined by copyright law, without the express permission of the copyright holder. You are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of materials, if not otherwise stated, and obtaining permission to use material from the copyright holder. The College will not facilitate or execute additional requests for permission.

d. Please request permission from should you wish to publish or include a photograph or document from the St Stithians Online Archive in ANY physical publication or online site, including social media. Digitally enhanced versions of any image in the archive are considered to be the property of the College.

e. Download of digital reproductions shall not transfer any underlying rights to the images to any St Stithians AtoM user or to any third party. Underlying rights to the College copyright-held images are not sold; the images are provided for limited purposes as described in the rights statement attached to each digital object. All images remain the physical property of the College and the intellectual property of the copyright holder, if applicable.

f. The College reserves the right to restrict the use of certain items and to deny a reproduction request due to copyright regulations, privacy rights, donor-imposed regulations, or other rights related issues.