Intellectual Property Rights & Open Source with Attribution

We are openly mirroring the philosophy of the MIT Library by stating that all Quietly Working organizations and projects carry the designation Licensed under the Creative Commons License unless otherwise noted.

Consistent with this vision of a world without unnecessary barriers to access, content included in this website is intended to be openly shared or adapted (with attribution) as needed.

It takes a little more time and a little more thought to manage a site that is licensed under CC. We think the long-term goal of creating a world that maximizes the potential for sharing insights and ideas is worth extra time and effort.

Since 2001, CC has been working to provide “free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.”

Using Creative Commons licensing, authors can change copyright terms from “All Rights Reserved” (where the copyright holder retains the full bundle of rights assigned to the creator under copyright law) to “Some Rights Reserved” (where the copyright holder offers some nonexclusive rights to users of the content, without requiring them to seek permission).

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How to notify us about copyright concerns

Quietly Working highly respectful of intellectual property rights and make every effort to ensure that we have appropriate rights to provide online access to our digital collections. Every effort is made to assess the copyright status of all materials and to ensure that the Libraries’ use is in full compliance with U.S. copyright law. In some instances, however, rights status may be difficult or impossible to determine.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material available in our digital collections without your permission, and believe our inclusion of this material violates your rights (e.g. inclusion is not covered by Fair Use or another exemption to a copyright holder’s rights), please contact

When contacting us, the more information you can supply, the more responsive we can be. It is particularly helpful if you include the following: