1) Does the PPPA sell posters?
No. The PPPA never sells any posters or reproductions of posters. The PPPA is a strictly educational site and does not engage in any commercial or merchandising activity whatsoever.
Note: Many, if not most, of the posters featured at this site fall into rare, out-of-print or limited edition categories and are no longer available. Libraries and museums catalog posters as "graphic ephemera" because they are fragile works-on-paper vulnerable to a host of threats such as moisture, direct sunlight, mold, ink-to-paper chemistry and vandalism, among others. As such they usually have very short lives and oftentimes disappear completely soon after being printed.
There are several distributors, such as Resistance Art, CafePress and Sambar Pins who sell Palestine posters and/or Palestine-poster related materials. Palestine posters from the Zionist wellspring can be purchased via auction houses, such as Swann Galleries and Kedem or from specialized dealers such as Farkash Gallery as well as on Ebay. Check the internet for additional sources.
If an artist, for example Doug Minkler, or publisher makes copies of a poster available commercially, or as a free download, the PPPA lists the contact information at the poster's page in Related Links or in a Curator's Note. If there is no link or note this indicates that we do not have any additional information.
2) What is the PPPA's policy regarding the removal of a poster or posters from site?
The PPPA never, for any reason, removes a poster from the site. There are no exceptions to this policy. In several instances we have temporarily unpublished artists' names out of concern for their personal safety.
3) What does the PPPA do with its duplicate posters?
The PPPA donates many of its duplicate Palestine posters to cultural and educational institutions such as the Museum of Design Zurich, Georgetown University and the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. Duplicates are frequently traded with private individuals as well as other archives and libraries.
4) I would like to ask the PPPA a question about a specific poster. What is the best way to go about that?
Always include the complete URL for the poster you want to discuss. The URL, the "uniform resource locator" is the long address at the top of the page that begins with "http:www....".
5) I'd like to contribute a Palestine poster to the PPPA. What is best way to go about that?
The best way to start the process is to send in some in-focus digital images of the poster(s) via the Contact form at the top of the PPPA website. Cell telephone photos are fine for this application.
6) May university presses and other publishers interested in using a poster featured at the PPPA in a book, magazine, scholarly publication or other application write to you with questions about the availability of high resolution files, etc.?
Yes. If the PPPA has an artist's contact information it is usually listed as the first entry under Related Links. We encourage you to write directly to the artist(s)/publishers via those links. If there is no link write to us via the Contact form at the top of the PPPA homepage with your questions.
Note regarding high resolution files: The PPPA does not store, sell or make high resolution files available. Many, but not all, posters featured at the site are available in higher resolution on a fee basis via various commercial outlets. Send us the specific url of the poster(s) you are interested in using and we will advise you as to availability.
The PPPA stipulates that it does not profit from these transactions and plays no role in mediating contracts, fees, copyrights or any other agreements between parties.
7) What are the policies of the PPPA regarding non-commercial, educational use of posters images?
The PPPA operates according to the principles of "fair use".
According to fair use principles, an author may make limited use of another author's work without asking for permission. Fair use is based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism.
If you wish to use a graphic featured at the PPPA for non-commerical/educational purposes (either print or electronic media) we ask that:
1) If known, the artist's full name and nationality, as well as the name of the original publisher and date, be printed just under the image of the poster
2) That "The Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA)" be credited in full as the source of the image/info/poster
3) That a review copy of the final printed or electronic document be sent to the PPPA at the time of publication for inclusion in the PPPA website.
Fair use as described at 17 U.S.C. Section 107:
"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono-records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use the factors to be considered shall include the:
1) Purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for or nonprofit/educational purposes
2) Nature of the copyrighted work
3) Amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
4) Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work
Some of the ways the PPPA comports with fair use principles:
* Small, low resolution jpegs are used exclusively at the site
* In all cases where known publishers' contact information is provided
* In all cases where known the original artist is credited
* The PPPA never sells any posters or reproductions of posters
* The PPPA does not distort, crop or manipulate (except for size and clarity) any of the posters featured at the site
Note: Most, if not all, of the posters in the Palestine poster genre were originally published as works of "propaganda." As such few, if any, ever carried copyright symbols as this would have inhibited dissemination and worked against the core principles of propaganda. None of the posters at the PPPA feature copyright symbols.
The PPPA stipulates that it does not own, nor does it seek, the copyright to any of the posters featured at this site.