Conditions of use
Any user with access to Internet can access any municipal document written for public dissemination. Furthermore, depending on the Creative Commons licence associated with the document, they may download, print, reuse, distribute and even make works derived from it.
To find out how each document can be used, check the ‘Conditions of use’ (which specifies which rights it has been assigned) and the ‘Details of the conditions’ (which provide the URL to check the webpage that explains what these rights consist of), which is found in the document’s handle.
Copyright and obtaining copies of images from BCNROC
Under the Royal Legislative Decree No. 1/1996 of April 12. Consolidated Text of the Law on Intellectual Property, Regularizing, Clarifying and Harmonizing the Applicable Statutory Provisions, if you wish to use the images, you must bear the following in mind:
Photos that are in the public domain are identified under a Creative Commons CC-PD (public domain) licence, are free of legal restrictions on use and can be reused without the need to request authorisation from the author, providing you acknowledge their authorship and respect the document's integrity.
Municipally authored photographs are generally offered without restrictions on use. These photographs have a Creative Commons CC-BY licence. They are authorised for third-party reuse and even commercial use, providing their source and author are acknowledged. If you need the images in a higher resolution, you can request them from the BCNROC's ‘Contact’ section.
If the author of the photographs is not Barcelona City Council, you will need to bear in mind:
1. If the author is another institution or independent photographer, the use of these images comes under the Creative Commons licence stated in each document, generally a CC-BY-Non-commercial-No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence or a CC-BY-Non-Commercial Share-Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) licence. In the case of a CC-BY-NC-ND licence, you can use the image without the need for express advance authorisation from its copyright holder, and you may disseminate it and distribute its content but solely for non-commercial purposes and without the right to create documents or works derived from it. You must cite the source and author in all cases. In the case of a CC-BY-NC-SA licence, you may use the image without the express advance authorisation of its copyright holder, you may disseminate it and distribute its content, remix it, transform it and create a new image out of it, solely for non-commercial purposes, and providing the creations are disseminated under the same licence as the original work. The source and author must always be cited. Anyone interested in obtaining copies of these photographs in a higher resolution must request them from the BCNROC's ‘Contact’ section. SEDAC will supply this material provided that it is for non-commercial, research or cultural purposes and that advance authorisation from its author(s) has been granted.
2. If the work is protected and ‘All rights reserved’ is stated in the ‘User conditions’ metadata and you wish to make any use and/or copies of it, you must contact the copyright holders directly and request their authorisation to use the work.
Barcelona City Council shall not be held responsible for any improper use of the images published in the BCNROC's municipal repository.
If you have any query over the user terms and conditions of the photographs, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citing the BCNROC's images
Irrespective of the way the photographs are used, you must always mention their authorship in the photo caption or the credits. Their source must also be cited.
Examples of authorship acknowledgement:
© Universitat de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca Polis (to be mentioned in the photograph caption, footnote and/or in the credits)
© Portell Penadés, Enric
Examples of citations
Cunill, Julio; Departament d'Arquitectura. Ajuntament de Barcelona. Restauració dels domassos del Saló de Cent. In: BCNROC [online]: Repositori Obert de Coneixement de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona. [Accessed: January 20, 2016]. Available at:<https://bcnroc.ajuntament.barcelona.cat > .
Furthermore, photographs referenced in the Public Art website must be cited according to the scheme in the following example:
Universitat de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca Polis; Projectes Urbans. Ajuntament de Barcelona. Dona i colom. In: BCNROC [online]: Repositori Obert de Coneixement de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona. Reference source: Museu Virtual de l'Art Públic de Barcelona [Accessed: January 20, 2016]. Available at: <https://bcnroc.ajuntament.barcelona.cat > .