The following guidelines have been established to assist all faculty members with the process:
Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of reproductions (including photocopies) of copyrighted material. In accepting copies for reserve, the MWCC library assumes all copies have been made in compliance with the “Fair Use” provisions of Section 107.
The “fair use” doctrine allows limited reproduction of copyrighted works for educational and research purposes. The relevant portion of the copyright statue provides that the “fair use” of a copyrighted work, including reproduction “for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research” is not an infringement of copyright [17 USC (1)107]. The law lists the following factors as the ones to be evaluated in determining whether a particular use of a copyrighted work is a permitted “fair use,” rather than an infringement of the copyright:
These guidelines were compiled, in part, from the Copyright Law of the United States of America, Section 107, 108 and 401, contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. In compliance with copyright law and the doctrine of fair use, the library assesses the need for copyright compliance and applies the following guidelines for course reserve materials:
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