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Reserves - Faculty: Copyright Restrictions


Warning Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions

 United States law (Title 17, United States Code) governs the use of copyrighted material.

To conform with Fair Use, Wake Tech Libraries require that:

  • Materials will be placed on reserve at the request of instructors solely for the educational, non-commercial use of students enrolled in the course for which the materials are placed on reserve.
  • The College or the instructor possesses a lawfully obtained copy of the material to be put on reserve.
  • Materials copied for reserve use as a matter of fair use will generally be limited to brief works or excerpts from longer works.
  • The duplication of consumable works (e.g., standardized tests, exercises, and workbooks) normally requires permission from the copyright owner.