4.1 Content published on the collections website
Content published on the collections website (photos, text, etc.) may be protected by intellectual property rights.
Free access to the website and any re-use rights granted to the User do not confer any intellectual property rights upon the User in relation to the general structure of the collections website or its content.
Downloading or re-use by the User of content on the collections website is possible, however, under the terms and conditions set out in articles 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 below.
The uses mentioned in article 4.1.1 below only concern the representation and reproduction rights attached to the images when considered as photographic works. The reproduction and/or representation of works, especially graphic and/or plastic works, protected by copyright, require(s) the prior permission of the rightholders, which must be obtained by the User. Examples are the works of Anselm Kiefer, Elias Crespin, Cy Twombly, François Morellet, Georges Braque, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Joseph Kosuth, and I. M. Pei, in addition to all works the photographs of which are indicated as being protected by “Adagp”. This list is not exhaustive.
Whatever the case, the User must always include the credits or sources set out in articles 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 below whenever content is re-used.
4.1.1 Photographs representing works that are not protected by copyright
a. Re-use free of charge
The downloading and re-use of medium-format photographs published on the collections website representing works that are not protected by copyright (hereinafter called the “Photographs”) are permitted, free of charge, for any non-collective use within a strictly private context and for the following exhaustively-listed museographic, scientific and educational purposes:
- projection and distribution for the purpose of museographic, pedagogic and scientific activities, such as their reproduction on labels and exhibition signs, the presentation of guided tours, the running of educational workshops, the delivery of teaching and training sessions and the holding of symposia and seminars;
- publication of exhibition and permanent collection catalogues, scientific papers and Ph.D. theses for publishers whose registered office is in the European Union, within a limit of one thousand five hundred (1500) copies, republication included:
- digital scientific and educational publications.
Any use of one or more Photograph(s) must include photographic credits such as those provided on the collections website in addition to a permalink to the description of the work (entry) on the page on which the Photograph was downloaded.
b. Re-use against payment
The use for any purpose other than those exhaustively listed in article 4.1.1 a. above, and particularly any commecial use such as the manufacture and distribution of derivative products, audiovisual and multimedia production and printed publications other than those referred to in article 4.1.1, must be the subject of a written request sent by the User to Rmn-GP via the website of its photography agency, photo.rmn.fr, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The request must indicate the use or uses envisaged.
The above uses are granted against payment, at the rates practised by Rmn-GP.
4.1.2 Textual content
The textual content of the entries and the thematic albums presented on the collections website is deemed to be public information made available under the “Etalab” Open Licence (hereinafter called the “Information”).
The User has a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use the Information, whether for commercial or other purposes, subject to the conditions of said licence.
In particular, the User is free to:
- re-use the Information, by reproducing, copying, adapting, modifying, retrieving and transforming it to create derivative information, products or services,
- share, disseminate, redistribute, publish and transmit the Information,
- exploit the Information commercially, for example by combining it with other information or by including it in the User’s own product or application.
The User may enjoy the above-mentioned rights provided the authorship of the Information is acknowledged, together with its source (at least by mentioning the Musée du Louvre) and the date of the most recent update.
The User can satisfy this condition by using a hypertext link to point to the source of the Information concerned and thus effectively acknowledging authorship thereof.
Acknowledging authorship shall not confer any official status on the re-use of the Information, and must not suggest that the Musée du Louvre ou any other public entity recognises or endorses the User or the User’s re-use of the Information.
It should be noted that the Etalab licence is compatible with any free licence that requires, at the least, an acknowledgement of authorship, and more specifically with its previous version 1.0. It is also compatible with the United Kingdom’s “Open Government Licence” (OGL), the Creative Commons “Creative Commons Attribution” (CC-BY) licence and the Open Knowledge Foundation’s “Open Data Commons Attribution” (ODC-BY) licence.
4.2 General structure of the collections website
The general structure of the collections website is the exclusive property of the Musée du Louvre. Any reproduction or representation, in whole or in part, any use, adaptation, provision or modification by any process, person or means whatsoever (particularly sales, marketing or rental) without the express authorisation of the museum, the authors, where applicable, or their representatives, is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of the French Intellectual Property Code.
Notwithstanding, the use of screen captures of pages on the collections website by way of a short quotation, is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged by any appropriate means, such as a link to the page cited (or, if this is not possible, to the home page) or, in the case of reproduction on a physical medium, by mentioning the Musée du Louvre and the URL address of the page cited.
4.3 Trademarks and logos
The trademarks of the Musée du Louvre and its partners, as well as the logos published on the collections website, are filed and registered with the INPI (French National Institute of Industrial Property) and, as such, are protected by industrial property law.
Any reproduction, in whole or in part, of these trademarks and/or logos based on elements published on the website without the express permission of their owners is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of the French Intellectual Property Code