Answered By: Michele Ruth Last Updated: Dec 16, 2016 Views: 8
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 reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If an individual 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 it’s judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.