The East Bay Punk Digital Archive makes every effort to ensure that it has appropriate rights to provide access to content through this website. These materials are made available for educational and scholarly use. The holdings in the archive are, unless otherwise noted, under the copyright of the respective owners.


If you were a zine-maker in the East Bay, or own zines covering the scene between 1980 and 1995, get in touch, and contribute to the development of the East Bay Punk Digital Archive!

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The items in the archive were retrieved from both institutional and personal, often obscure, archives. While I received written permission for publication for the majority of the material displayed on the website, their modes of production and circulation make zine and flyers copyright difficult to navigate.

Upon identifying artifacts of interest, I always do my best to contact zine editors and artists to obtain permission to upload their work.  At times, I have received resounding refusals – understandably so, given the highly personal content of certain zines. At other times, I have had trouble assessing the authorship of an artifact, making it hard to even prove due diligence. If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on the East Bay Punk Digital Archive website without your permission, and believe our inclusion of this material on this website violates your rights (e.g. inclusion is not covered by the Fair Use or other exemption to a copyright holder’s rights), please contact Stefano Morello and include the following:

  • Your contact information.
  • Exact URL where you found the material.
  • A statement that the information in your notification is accurate and that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Upon receipt of your request, I will take appropriate action and promptly communicate that action to you.