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General Copyright Policy for Reserves

As a part of our continuing efforts to ensure compliance with United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code), Virginia Tech University Libraries requires all instructors placing material on Reserve to certify that they have read and that they agree to the University Library's Copyright Policy for Reserves.

Material submitted that violates U.S. Copyright Law in any way will NOT knowingly be made available by the library. Instructors will be notified upon discovery of copyright violations and access to class materials through University Libraries will be delayed. Instructors should not place materials on Reserve unless the instructor, the library, or another unit of the university possesses a lawfully obtained copy. The total amount of material on Reserve for a class should be a small proportion of the total assigned reading for that class when invoking fair use. Materials are available only to the VPI & SU community and all are expected to adhere to these copyright and fair use guidelines.

Under certain conditions specified in U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. 108), libraries and archives are allowed to furnish a photocopies or reproductions that are not to be "used for any other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for or uses a photocopy or reproduction for any other purposes, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Virginia Tech University Libraries reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment or the order itself would involve violation of copyright law.

*This notice is posted in compliance with Title 37 C.F.R., Chapter 11, Part 201.14.

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