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Policies of the University Library: Copyright

This guide serves as a repository for the policies created by the library faculty and staff pertaining to the University Library (not the Law Library).


Overview:  This policy exists to ensure that all University Library procedures are compliant with the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code).



A.   Definitions

B.   Policy Statement

C.   Process/Procedure

D.   Contact Information


A.    Definitions.

Copyright: is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.

Fair use: is a limitation of copyright under Section 107 of the Copyright Law that allows reproduction of copyrighted works for the purpose of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.


B.    Policy.

Regent University Library is committed to compliance with the laws of the United States governing copyright and fair use as well as the policies of Regent University as outlined in the Regent University Employee Handbook, Section III


C.    Process/Procedure.

Regent University faculty, staff, and students should consult the Library’s Copyright Information webpage for information on the Library’s policies and procedures regarding copyright and fair use.  


D.    Contact Information.

Questions or concerns should be directed to University Library Administration.


This policy was reviewed and approved by the university librarians on February 28th, 2013.

Copyright Policy in PDF