Notification of Fair Use

Collection Policies and Display of Material by PGV:

The Preaching Goes Viral initiative seeks to display materials that respect the intellectual property rights of the creators of the content submitted. When constructing this public digital archive, we are not seeking to identify and resolve all intellectual property questions. We welcome any such information from contributors or visitors to this site. We will correct any information or remove materials from public access upon being informed of any copyright or intellectual property violations, taking into account fair use for educational purposes (see below).

Use of these materials by  researchers and users. The PGV initiative does not hold the copyright to the materials submitted to its collection. It is the responsibility of any researcher or other user making use of this collection to obtain permission from the publishing party when making use of the included materials. The PGV makes no warranty or representation that any reproduction, distribution, performance, display, preparation of derivative works, or usage of the material here under is or will be free from infringement of the rights of third parties. By making use of this collection, a researcher or other user agrees to accepts full responsibility and agrees to indemnify the PGV, Miami University, and George Mason University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that his or her copyright protection has been infringed upon.

Fair use notice:

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance educational and public understanding of communal, religious, political, and social responses to the COVID pandemic. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to viewers, or those who have expressed a prior interest in viewing, the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information contact Dr. Hillel Gray at Miami University of Ohio (grayhc at

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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