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Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a copy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If user makes a request for or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction 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 the copyright law.
Copyright & Fair Use
FAQ for Kettering Professors - this document was prepared by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Social Media & Program on Information Justice at American University.
More Copyright Information Sites
Crash Course in Copyright (by Creative Commons & U of Texas)
Public Domain Overview (Stanford)
How to obtain permission for copyrighted works
TEACH Act & Fair Use
Please see the following PDFs for more information on the TEACH Act (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act) and Fair Use.