Monticello Road is a community arts project in Charlottesville, Virginia. Through photography and a series of public events and conversations, we explore how an art can be an essential, integral and everyday part of a healthy community.

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Copyright Information

We strongly believe in the Creative Commons and the free flow of information. The text may be re-used for non-commercial purposes with attribution and link, but we retain all rights for the images, audio and video for now. Here's why:

1. The people in them have NOT agreed to free re-distribution by third parties, which is understandable. It is difficult enough to build trust with strangers without getting into the weeds of commercial re-use. Therefore their agreements are broad internally but only cover this project. So far, the “models” have always agreed to reasonable re-use requests (fair use) by third parties but we cannot assume a blanket right.

2. Under our financial model, no one was paid for the creation of this material. It is therefore not fair for third parties to swoop in and sell it or profit without sharing back with the project participants.

3. Monticello Road is a demonstration project, meant to inspire. We want to hear about ways it's touching others and this restriction forces you to tell us.

As a result, we have retained all rights on the art from a legal perspective. In reality, we will almost certainly will grant any fair use request and will be as generous as we can with other usages. This project is all about sharing and building bonds between people, but sharing is a two-way street.

We therefore ask that you inquire before re-using any material on this site.

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