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Copyright

This LibGuide provides basic information about U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17) and discusses exemptions to exclusive rights.

LLCC Copyright Compliance Policy

Lincoln Land Community College Library complies with the United States Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17, U.S. Code).  The Copyright Act offers copyright holders legal protection of their entitlement to the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material.  The scope of this policy extends to each sector of the college community including faculty, adjunct faculty, students, staff, and occupants of the LLCC district that utilize college resources.  The following policy is established as a guide to the various amendments to the U.S. Copyright Act, and describes the limitations on the exclusive rights afforded to non-profit, academic institutions.  This policy and Copyright LibGuide is meant to be a quick reference guide, in no way substitutes a careful reading of the Copyright Act.  The information provided in this guide does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.

Warning Regarding Copyright Restrictions

Lincoln Land Community College Library complies with the United States Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17, U.S. Code).  The Copyright Act offers copyright holders legal protection of their entitlement to the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material and governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

The law has established certain limitations on the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and affords libraries and archives the authorization to make photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material within the bounds that the law specifies.  Legal reproduction of copyrighted works dictates that the material is used solely for personal use and for the following endeavors:  “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.” 

If an individual uses copyrighted material for any other purpose, or further reproduces and/or distributes material beyond the bounds of what is considered “fair use” that individual may be liable for copyright infringement.  The same limitations apply to copyright-protected material when that material exists in electronic format. 

Copyright, Open Licensing, and Open Educational Resources

Unless otherwise indicated, information and materials in this guide are released under a Creative Commons Attribution License Creative Commons Attribution Icon CC-BY

The content of this LibGuide is meant to inform and educate; the content in this guide does not constitute legal advice in any way.  


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