Copyright owners can either retain their copyright or assign it to the NRO.
In most cases we will supply copies of documents when they are requested for private research, or for educational and other non-commercial use, provided the condition of the original permits.
Researchers are also allowed to take their own photographs in the searchroom after purchasing a photography permit.
People receiving or making copies sign a copyright declaration. They are also required not to publish documents or to supply further copies of them without consulting us.