Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University Library

Library Copyright Policy and Guidelines

The EMU Library follows all federal copyright laws and guidelines. For specific copyright information please see the links provided below.


Photocopying and other reproductions in the EMU Library is regulated by Title 17, United States Code, which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials:

"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 reproduction is not to be 'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.' If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of 'fair use,' that user may be liable for copyright infringement."

The EMU library reserves the right to refuse any copying order if, in its judgment, fulfullment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.

Course Reserve Materials

Course Reserve materials are covered by Section 107 of the copyright law. See Reserve Procedures and Guidelines for more information.

Multimedia Materials

Multimedia materials are also protected under the copyright law. Possession of a film or video does not include the right to show the work. Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act of 1976 creates an exception to the copyright holder's exculsive right of performance. See Using Video, DVD, and Film in the EMU Library [Word doc] for our guidelines and policies.

For questions about the library policy and course reserves, please contact Rita Bullard, Access Services Librarian, at 734-487-2561 or rita.bullard@emich.edu.

For more information on copyright law and fair use, visit the Copyright Guide.

Last Updated: November 12, 2012
Contact: Rita Bullard, rita.bullard@emich.edu