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Intellectual Property Portal: Copyright

Copyright Information

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Users of copyrighted materials accessible in and through the Library are obligated to adhere to the guidelines regarding fair use for educational institutions. Library users bear personal responsibility for abiding by the copyright laws of the United States when using photocopiers, computers, software applications, reserve material services, or making slides for presentations.

Copyright Resources

FAIR USE

The Public Domain

The links below present information on the Public Domain.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Creative Commons News

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Quicklinks to Government Websites

U.S. Copyright Office: Current Legislation

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What's New at the Copyright Office

Alerts on new Copyright Office website postings and other announcements

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Copyright News

These links lead to up-to-date information on pending legislation related to copyright

Copyright Law Updates

From LawUpdates.com

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