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Library photocopying and the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976

an overview for librarians and their counsel

by Special Libraries Association. Special Committee on Copyright Law Practice and Implementation

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Published by S.L.A. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Photocopying services in libraries,
  • Copyright -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Appendices ([70] p.) : A. Public Law 94-553.--B. Excerpts from Senate Reports 94-473.--C. Excerpts from House Report 94-1476.--D. Excerpts from Conference Report (H.R. 94-1733).--E. Warning of copyright

    Other titlesPhotocopying and the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976
    Statementprepared and distributed under the auspices of the Special Libraries Association, Special Committee on Copyright Law Practice and Implementation, December 29, 1977
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 74 p. ;
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16375384M
    ISBN 100871112531


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Library photocopying and the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976 by Special Libraries Association. Special Committee on Copyright Law Practice and Implementation Download PDF EPUB FB2

The copyright law of the United States (Ti 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 Author: Richard Stim. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to.

I have argued that the law that restored copyright to foreign works has made it almost impossible to determine with certainty the copyright status of many U.S. works. The handbook in its title and first few pages indicates that it governs works “created” in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court found that the U.S. Constitution requires that, for a work to receive copyright protection, it must reflect creative expression or originality.

Thus, the compilation of a telephone directory by Feist was not an infringement even though it was compiled from the information in the Rural Telephone Service White Pages. If the material to be copied has the copyright symbol on it, however, would-be copiers should at least consider whether they would object to the photocopying if they had written or drawn the material.

If the answer is "yes," the copying is almost certain to be a copyright infringement. The documentary materials collected in this circular deal with reproduction of copyrighted works by educators, librarians, and archivists for a variety of uses, including: • Reproduction for teaching in educational institutions at all levels and • Reproduction by libraries and archives for purposes of study, research,File Size: KB.

Calendars of the United States House of Representatives and History of Legislation, Final Edition (), p. Cited by: 2. a library in a given calendar year, during the entire period of copyright of the book.

Starting with the sixth copy, copyright permission and royalty fees may be required. You must evaluate whether the copies requested would substitute for the purchase of the book.

• Evaluate the market for entire works – When making an ILL request for an File Size: KB. Working Paper. Copyright Law, Libraries, and Universities Overview, Recent Developments, and Future Issues For Presentation To: Association of Research LibrariesCited by: 4.

Some professors, with the anonymity of the survey, admitted to violating copyright law by photocopying materials that had previously been on reserve and passing them out in class. A few were irate that Notre Dame’s policy was much more restrictive than that at other universities where they had by: 3.

History and purpose. Before the Act, the last major revision to statutory copyright law in the United States occurred in In deliberating the Act, Congress noted that extensive technological advances had occurred since the adoption of the Act.

Television, motion pictures, sound recordings, and radio were cited as examples. The Act was designed in part to Acts amended: Copyright Act of The Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of amended section (f) by substituting “section 6 of the Standard Reference Data Act (15 U.S.C.

e)” for “section (e) of title ” Pub.Stat.from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Library does not hold the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain.

Users assume all responsibility for questions of copyright or other rights that may arise in copying and in the use made of the copy. Additional and more detailed evidence can be found in my analysis (Liebowitz, ) of a sample of 54 leading academic ution prices were compared to individual prices in and These results are in Table 2.

It is readily apparent from this table that the price charged to institutions has gone up relative to that charged to individuals. Finally, in section of the Act, Congress provided that certain forms of library and archival photocopying are not infringing, see 17 U.S.C.A.

§ (West & Supp. ), thereby creating a discrete carve-out, or safe harbor, that does not "in any way affect[] the right of fair use as provided by section ," 17 U.S.C. § (f)(4) (). Fair Use is a part of copyright law (section of U.S. Code Title 17) that allows exceptions to copyright law for the needs of students and teachers.

Fair Use is a set of guidelines; there are no explicit rules or exact numbers. Although the works and uses to which the doctrine of fair use is applicable are as broad as the copyright law itself, most of the discussion of section has centered around questions of classroom reproduction, particularly photocopying.

The arguments on the question are summarized at pp. 30–31 of this Committee’s report (H.R. Rep. The unauthorized use of copyrighted works is done in such a way that it violates copyright laws and the exclusive rights of the creator or owner as granted by law.

In modern applications, this would include the piracy of CDs, DVDs, and similar media in regards to music and audiovisual works.

house report no. 94– Notwithstanding the exclusive rights of the owners of copyright, section provides that under certain conditions it is not an infringement of copyright for a library or archives, or any of its employees acting within the scope of their employment, to reproduce or distribute not more than one copy or phonorecord of a work, provided (1) the reproduction or.

President George Washington signed the first copyright bill into law under the new U.S. Constitution. Books, maps, and charts were protected for a term of 14 years, with the privilege of renewal for another 14 years. An important part of copyright law is the Fair Use Doctrine. It was designed to balance the rights of a work’s creator with the work’s potential benefit to society, as well as free speech Size: KB.

Photocopying Guidelines: The copyright law of the United States (17 USC et seq) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material.

but the user must test a particular application against all four factors of the Fair Use Doctrine contained in the law (Ti U.S. Code, Photocopied material will be. LibGuides: Copyright: Copyright Frequently Asked Questions.

So let's stop agreeing that CCC was formed "at the suggestion of Congress." At best, it is the publisher's response to a suggestion of Congress. Perhaps the best description of CCC is found in the CONTU final report: “a nonprofit New York corporation created under the sponsorship of publisher and author organizations.”.

Library photocopying SectionTi of the U.S. Code exempts libraries and archives from copyright infringement (under specific conditions) even while allowing photocopies to be made by patrons on the premises. This is called “unsupervised photocopying,” the most common form of photocopying undertaken in the Library.

Library Policies for Reserve. After review with the University's Office of Legal Counsel, the following policies were initiated by the Library.

Single copies (photocopies or scans for electronic reserves) may be produced by the Library at its discretion for Library course reserves from materials in its collections or owned by faculty. The copyright law of the United States (Ti U.S.

Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. One of the specified conditions of this law is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." FAU library users must comply.

From 17 U.S. Code § Notwithstanding the provisions of sections and A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use.

Federal statutes are in the public domain and no copyright attaches to them. The same is true of court decisions. It is not difficult to see the motivations behind this: The citizens are the authors of the law, and therefore its owners, regardless of who actually drafts the provisions, because the law derives its authority from the consent of the public, expressed through the democratic.

Illustration: One chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or per periodical issue. "Special" works: Certain works in poetry, prose or in "poetic prose" which often combine language with illustrations and which are intended sometimes for children and at other times for a more general audience fall short of 2, words in.

Although copyright is addressed in the law (Title 17 of the US Code), all questions about copyright and its application are not addressed there.

Especially in cases of Fair Use, we have guidelines to go by, but the final decision is made by the : Chris Meyer. U.S. copyright law gives an author the exclusive right to duplicate and distribute her original work for a certain number of years.

These exclusive rights are limited by the public interest in ensuring materials can be freely reproduced in an educational context. Photocopying a short excerpt from a book to enhance a classroom lesson, for example, would fall within the realm of fair use while copying most of a book (rather than having students buy that book) would not.

The most recent WIPO study on copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives observed that “exceptions for libraries and archives are fundamental to the structure of copyright law throughout the world, and that the exceptions play an important role in facilitating library services and serving the social objective of copyright.

You may copy from a work and distribute it only if you don't have time to ask for permission from the copyright owner. You may reproduce no more than words of any one poem. While the "rules" stated above are useful to consider as we think about Fair Use, none of these exist as part of copyright law (See Crews, Kenneth D.

"The Law of Fair Author: Scott Pfitzinger. Amanda Zerangue, MLS, JD TWU Libraries P.O. Box () Credit and ThanksAuthor: Amanda Zerangue. By vesting copyright upon creation and fixation, and providing for a single term of protection based upon life of the author plus 50 years, the Act made substantial progress toward making U.S.

law more compatible with the Berne Convention. College and grad students subsisting solely on Top Ramen may be trying to save money by photocopying textbooks. But is it legal to do so. While the best approach is to lawfully purchase or rent a textbook, you may be able photocopy a small section of the book for a single assignment without violating copyright laws, as Lifehacker explains.

However, photocopying. Here are the basic steps to determining whether a work has a copyright on it: 1. Examine the Work Itself. Many copyrighted works—but not all—include a copyright notice so others are aware that the work is protected.

A copyright notice is generally Author: Michelle Kaminsky. As of JuneWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) member states had at least one statutory library exception, addressing issues such as making copies of works for readers, researchers, and other library users as well as copies for preservation.

53 The most recent WIPO study on copyright limitations and exceptions for. A library machine isn't a license A reader who asks not to be identified was a bit disconcerted by the appearance of large scale book scanners in a major research library he often uses.

“A patron may stand there and scan entire books free of charge, no questions asked,” he notes. “To me, this rai.Although U.S.

Code Ti sec. l(a) grants to the copyright owner the exclusive right "to print, reprint, publish, copy and vend Mr. Price is Professor of Law and Law Librarian Emeritus,Columbia University.Since copyright protection applies to a variety of creative works -- printed materials, sound recordings, video recordings, visual artworks, computer software, and others – the manual has been constructed to address issues related to particular types of media.

U.S. copyright law and relevant commentaries are available in the Bailey Library.