This study details a web based survey of special collections research centers within academic research libraries. The survey was conducted to determine whether or not copyright law has had an impact on the participants' photographic reproduction services policy of on-line photographic images. As new technology provides improved access to special collections, broadening their community of researchers, adhering to copyright law is a major issue for universities. Establishing a consistent photographic reproduction policy among institutions as special collections research centers place easily downloadable, published and unpublished digital photographic images, on-line is necessary in order to protect the rights of copyright holders. The responses on the survey were analyzed using descriptive analysis. Additionally, a review of special collections websites was performed to reveal trends in photographic reproduction policies and various levels of accessibility to on-line digital photographic images.