Most material available on the Internet, whether from freely accessible web sites or from subscription databases such as those available through the Cushing Library at HNU, are protected by copyright law, whether or not a statement of copyright is visible on the page being viewed. The Cushing Library upholds all provisions of United States copyright laws, including 17 United States Code sections 107 and 108 governing fair use and reproduction by libraries and archives.
Patrons using copier or printing services are responsible for any infringements of copyright laws.
Notice: Warning concerning copyright restrictions --
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 in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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 to accept a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Copyright Clearance Center
The Copyright Clearance Center is a for-profit service that grants permission to reproduce copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in Blackboard, photocopies, coursepacks, library reserves, Web sites, e-mail and more. Permission fees are generally about 15 cents per page (some resources are higher, some are lower).
The Library reserves most of its book budget for faculty-selected materials. This includes obtaining CCC permissions for course materials. Let the Library know the articles you wish to acquire rights for. You can use the following information to estimate the cost of acquiring permissions for each item you wish to use in class.
Other Copyright Clearance Sources
The Copyright Clearance Center has a large database, but it isn't comprehensive. For help securing permissions for resources you can't locate in CCC, see this guide from Dartmouth.