Frequently Asked Questions on the Request for Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
The City of King City maintains a record of approved architectural drawings for reference. The architectural drawings are available for review; however, copyright law protects the duplication of these drawings without the owner’s consent.
Q: What is a copyright?
Q: Why is the City treating architectural works (plans and drawings) differently than other types of documentation?
Q: Why is the City saying architectural plans are copyrighted if I don't see the © symbol on it?
Q: Doesn't Oregon Public Records Law mean the City has to give copies to the public?
Q: Who is the "owner" of a copyright?
Q: How can a customer determine who holds the copyright on plans or drawings?
Q: How do I know if I'm qualified to copy under fair use?
Q: Are site plans copyrighted?
Q: Can someone get a copy of plans or drawings for a replacement set, for deferred submittal or revisions without a copyright release or permission letter from the copyright owner?
Q: What do we do with the copyright release or permission letter?
Q: What if the owner of the plans is deceased or unavailable to fill out this form?
Q: Who can answer questions about this procedure?