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United States Copyright Office

Circular 21

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians

Many educators and librarians ask about the fair use and photocopying provisions of the copyright law. The Copyright Office cannot give legal advice or offer opinions on what is permitted or prohibited. However, we have published in this circular basic information on some of the most important legislative provisions and other documents dealing with reproduction by librarians and educators.

Also available is the 1983 Report of the Register of Copyrights on Library Reproduction of Copyrighted Works (17 U.S.C. 108). The Report and seven appendixes can be purchased in microfiche or paper copies by written request from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161 or by calling the Sales Desk at (703)487 4650. The FAX number for placing orders is (703) 321 8547. The TTY number for placing orders is (703) 487 4639. When ordering, please include the fol lowing NTIS Accession Numbers: PB83 148239ACY, Entire Set; PB83 148247ACY, Report Only; PB83 148254ACY, Appendix l (King Report); PB83 148262ACY, Appendix II (Chicago Hearing and Written Comments); PB83 148270ACY, Appendix III (Houston Hearing and Written Comments); PB83 148288ACY, Appendix IV (Washington Hearing and Written Comments); PB83 148296ACY, Appendix V (Anaheim Hearing and Written Comments); PB83 148304ACY, Appendix VI (New York Hearing and Written Comments); and PB83 148312ACY, Appendix VII (Final Written Comments).

The 1988 5 year Report of the Register of Copyrights on Library Reproduction of Copyrighted Works is also available from NTIS. Use NTIS Accession Number PB88 212014ACY.

Contents of This Booklet

A. Introductory Note ................................................. 4 B. Exclusive Rights in Copyrighted Works ............................. 4 1. Text of Section 106 ............................................... 4 2. Excerpts From House Report ........................................ 5 C. Fair Use .......................................................... 5 1. Text of Section 107 ............................................... 5 2. Excerpts From House Report ........................................ 6 a. Introductory Discussion ........................................... 6 b. Statement of Intention as to Classroom Reproduction ............... 7 (i) Introductory Statement ........................................... 7 (ii) Guidelines With Respect to Books and Periodicals ................ 7 (iii) Guidelines With Respect to Music ............................... 9 (iv) Discussion of Guidelines ........................................ 9 c. Additional Excerpts .............................................. 10 3. Excerpts From Conference Report .................................. 10 4. Excerpts From Congressional Debates .............................. 11 D. Reproduction by Libraries and Archives ........................... 12 1. Text of Section 108 .............................................. 12 2. Excerpts From Senate Report ...................................... 13 a. Discussion of Libraries and Archives in Profit Making Institutions .............................................. 13 b. Discussion of Multiple Copies and Systematic Reproduction ........ 13 3. Excerpts From House Report ....................................... 14 a. Introductory Statement ........................................... 14 b. Discussion of Libraries and Archives in Profit Making Institutions............................................... 15 c. Rights of Reproduction and Distribution Under Section 108 ........ 15 d. General Exemptions for Libraries and Archives .................... 16 e. Discussion of Multiple Copies and Systematic Reproduction ........ 17 f. Discussion of Works Excluded ...................................... Continue reading book >>




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