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Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

This site is provided by the David Sarnoff Collection (hereafter "the DSC") on an "as is" basis. The DSC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, the DSC disclaims all warranties, express or implied including, but not limited to, warranties or fitness for a particular purpose. The DSC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.


As a no-charge visitor to or user of you agree in return to indemnify, defend, and hold the DSC and its host server operator and other supporters harmless from all claims, costs, expenses, fees, judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to use of or operation of the DSC site.


This site contains links to other websites. The DSC is not responsible for the practices or the content of such websites. A link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site. Links to the DSC website and pages within it are encouraged and do not require permission, although notification of such links would be appreciated.


Any reproduction, downloading, or further distribution of any material appearing on this website is permitted under Fair Use guidelines of U.S. copyright law for private or scholarly usage with the following conditions. Users must cite the URL of the webpage from which content is used and the date visited and users must not modify the materials in any way.

One of the sites your could visit for more information on Fair Use guidelines is the Indiana University Copyright Management Center, which offers a checklist to help determine whether your usage of copyrighted material is fair.

All parties downloading, printing, or using the website content in any manner, represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with this license and that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract with, or legal duty to, any other parties.

Under current U.S. Federal law all images produced after 1923 may still enjoy some form of copyright protection. The majority of images on this website come from the files of RCA Corporation, which was bought by General Electric Company in 1986, and which owns any RCA copyright that may still exist. However, because it is not clear under what terms RCA commissioned various photographs, writings, or artwork and because it is not clear whether RCA renewed copyright on these materials, General Electric Company does not know whether it retains copyright on any of the RCA material now held by the DSC.

To find out more about the complexity of copyright, visit the following sites:

  • Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis;
  • WHEN WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN By Lolly Gasaway, University of North Carolina;
  • The U. S. Copyright Office

These materials are made freely available for purposes of scholarship and personal enjoyment. The DSC sells usage rights to many of the photographs and images in its possession, but makes no claims as to copyright of these materials. Locating the owner of the original copyright for permission to remains the responsibility of the purchaser. The DSC reserves any copyright that may reside in the digital versions of the material on this site.

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders. If you are a copyright holder or know a copyright holder, please contact us so that we can arrange for appropriate licenses.

All publication of materials must bear the credit line:
David Sarnoff Library, Princeton, New Jersey

Privacy Policy

No personal information will be collected about a visitor to or user of the DSC website unless he or she chooses to provide it. Any personal information that a visitor or user provides will be safeguarded and not shared with others for any reason.

In order to improve the content of the DSC website, our web server automatically records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of all visitors to the DSC website. This enables the collection of information on how visitors use the website.

The information servers at this site, like all such servers, create local log file entries containing connection-related technical data, but no personally identifiable information unless the user has provided it explicitly. Data entered in these logs are used only for server and network operation and maintenance, and are not related to outside entities.

We welcome your suggestions on improving the site. We will use any personal information you send us only to respond to your message. Please note that any suggestions or ideas that you submit will become the property of the DSC and can be used by the DSC for any purpose.

The DSC site contains links to other sites. The DSC's privacy policy does not apply to these or other sites and the DSC is not responsible for their privacy policies.

In order to improve the content of the DSC site, the DSC's website server may set cookies on your browser. Only the DSC website server can read the cookies that it may set. The information in these cookies is serial numbers that are meaningless to anyone else.

The DSC reserves the right to make changes to its website and to these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time.

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