Public records and public information compiled by the agencies of North Carolina government or its subdivisions are the property of the people -- G.S. 132-1b.
The materials included in the North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Whenever materials from our collection are used in a publication or other product, we request that the copy carry a credit line stating "Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources."
The nature of the North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives is such that any information included on the web site of a North Carolina government agency or its subdivision may be part of the archives, whether created by a North Carolina governmental entity or not. For the portions of our collection that were not created by North Carolina governmental entities the original creators retain the copyright for the materials in the archives.
If you are a copyright holder who is not properly identified or who would prefer not to have your materials included in our archives, please contact us, so that the necessary corrections can be made.