Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright at Denison

The goal of this section is to provide the Denison community with information, policies, and procedures on copyright compliance. It is designed for instructional purposes and offers a variety of methods by which you can educate yourself about copyright law. The information contained on this site is not meant as legal advice. The content was prepared to inform those in the academic community about copyright.  If you are seeking legal or expert assistance, please seek the services of a competent legal professional.

By working together, we can strive to ensure that we all remain copyright compliant here at Denison.

Copyright Law

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by 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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse service if, in its judgment, providing that service would involve violation of copyright law. For further information, please visit the U.S. Copyright Office.

Copyright Podcasts

Please listen to our podcast series, Copyright in 90 Seconds, on Denison @ iTunes U or by using the player below.

For the screenshots referred to in the above podcast, please refer to Permanent Links in Databases.