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Most of us learn from the information that we get from published materials. These published materials were created by individuals, groups or organizations and institutions. Creators of published information are normally considered owners of these publications. These may appear as tangible materials or in printed form, digitized media or in audio or video formats. The creators or publishers of information are protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and as citizens of this country, we have to abide by them.
To protect the owners of these materials, the United States have set rules or laws called the Copyright Laws. This guide identifies these laws and provides explanations on what we can do to respond to the requirements of the laws. Much of the information here will be borrowed from other educational institutions who are actively implementing these laws; some of these institutions are listed in the frame to your right.
The resources available in the library's collection were purchased for the nonprofit educational use of students and faculty. All library materials were acquired with the understanding that there will be multiple users of a limited number of purchased copies. Any act that could produce unlimited copies or duplicates of the resources within the collection should observe copyright or get a Copyright Clearance.
Here are some terms to help us understand our Copyright laws:
These are reminders to save you time and energy with your copyright works: