Notice & Copyright
Folk Music Archives web site has links to other agencies, organizations, artists, venues and related web sites when there is reason to do so. This linking does not constitute FMA's endorsement of their web sites, their content, policies and/or materials.
About Copyright and Folk Music Archives
It is the policy of Folk Music Archives to provide factual information about copyright owners and related material, archival research, production, and interview collections. Unless stated otherwise, all material is the copyright of Folk Music Archives. Although the recorded material of Folk Music Archives may be part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, permission and possible fees may be required independent of the Library for broadcast and other permissible use.
Copyright and/or other use restrictions
must be determined prior to use or otherwise distributing material found on this
web site or deposited in the Library of Congress.
Folk Music Archives wants to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this web site or recorded interviews/programs so that we may make corrections.
About This Site
The mission and purpose of Folk Music Archives is to sustain and preserve the "Voice" of Folk Music The personal stories and recollections of folk singers and groups that are equally as important as the folk songs they sing and music they play. As a repository of Folk Music Archives' interviews, the Library of Congress American Folklife Center ensures that the archival research, recordings and interviews are properly utilized and protects all intellectual property and copyrights. This collaboration enables these historic interviews to be available to the folk/music community and the American people.
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e-mail names and other abuse. These acts are
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of law are provided to law enforcement officials.
For site management, this computer uses software programs to create summary statistics that are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of the most or least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance areas. Folk Music Archives collects and stores the following information:
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