Copyright Information

Please be aware that the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) 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 reproductions. One specified condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.

The Texas Tech University Library has created guidelines for submission of items to be placed on reserve. These guidelines are based on the provisions of "fair use" in the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of the Copyright Acts permits the "fair use" of copyrighted material. Fair use is determined by the four factors listed below:

Faculty and instructors may place any of the following on electronic or print reserve which do not require copyright permission:

Items which require copyright permission:

Items will be posted pending copyright approval. If approval is denied, faculty will be notified and the item will be taken offline.

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