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Specific Use Restriction

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (100) Specific Use Restriction List Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: The identification of the type of use restrictions, based on copyright, donor, or statutory provisions, on the archival materials.
Purpose: Alerts users to the types of use restriction on the archival materials.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Use Restriction Status. To have Specific Use Restriction, Use Restriction Status must be created. In addition, the selection of some terms from the Use Restriction Status Authority List requires the use of Specific Use Restriction or Use Restriction Note as described in the Guidance for Use Restriction Status.
Guidance: Choose an appropriate term from the Specific Use Restriction Authority List.

If "Other" is selected, then explain the specific use restriction further in Use Restriction Note.

Examples:
Use Restriction Status - Restricted - Fully
Specific Use Restriction - Copyright
Use Restriction Note - Copyright held by RKO General Inc.
[For the motion picture "An Eagle Under Sail: Coast Guard Search and Rescue" which contains copyrighted material.]
Use Restriction Status - Restricted - Possibly
Specific Use Restriction - Copyright
Use Restriction Note - Some or all of the images in this series may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions.
[For the U.S. Information Agency series of 291 Russian language issues of American Illustrated magazine, dating from 1957 to 1984.]
Use Restriction Status - Restricted - Fully
Specific Use Restriction - Public Law 101-246
Use Restriction Note - Issued February 16, 1990, this law provides for the domestic release and distribution of U.S. Information Agency (USIA) motion pictures, films, videotapes, and other materials 12 years after initial dissemination overseas, or, if not disseminated, 12 years from the preparation of the material.
[For the U.S. Information Agency motion picture "Bombing and Strafing in Saigon" which contains use restrictions under Public Law 101-246.]
Use Restriction Status - Restricted - Possibly
Specific Use Restriction - Donor Restrictions
Use Restriction Note - The Harmon Foundation restricts use of their materials for large commercial ventures. For further information contact the Harmon Foundation.
[For the series "Kenneth Space Photographs of the Activities of Southern Black Americans" which is part of the Harmon Foundation Collection.]


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