Libraries and Copyright

Libraries and Copyright

Copyright law is of central importance to libraries. Many library services are subject to the limitations and conditions of various copyright exceptions, most notably fair use and Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act. The materials on this website give particular emphasis to those copyright provisions.  The checklists found below may be reproduced or adapted to suit your needs, but please do so under a "Creative Commons Attribution Only" license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/) with this form of attribution: "Used under a Creative Commons BY license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University, Kenneth D. Crews, director."

See "Section 108" for more detailed information about Section 108 and its application to various library services.

*This section and subsections are from, and are used under a Creative Commons BY license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University, Kenneth D. Crews, director.