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So we're allowing items for personal, non-commercial use, consistent with fair use on Commons now? Oaktree b (talk) 03:20, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Jumping in 18 months later, but what I think it means is that the Smithsonian Archives has determined, in its infinite wisdom, that it is extremely unlikely that there's a vested copyright interest. They're a very risk averse organization, so I think if there was any credible possibility of copyright infringement, they would refrain from uploading. I think the "consistent with fair use" language is just lawyerly hedging on their part, not meant to reflect Commons' philosophies. Harej (talk) 15:06, 3 July 2014 (UTC)