Libraries and Copyright
Copyright law is of central importance to libraries. Many library services are subject to the limitations and conditions of various copyright exceptions, most notably fair use and Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act. The materials on this website give particular emphasis to those copyright provisions.
See the following pages for more detailed information about Section 108 and its application to various library services.
- Copyright Checklist: Copies for Private Study (PDF)
- Copyright Checklist (Short-Form): Copies for Private Study (PDF)
- Copyright Notices for Private Study
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