LLCC Library operates according to the provisions established in the United States Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17 U.S. code) under section 107, the doctrine of Fair Use. The Copyright Act offers copyright holders legal protection of their entitlement to the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material. Since the enactment of this code, a series of court decisions demonstrated the necessity for limitations on these rights, which resulted in the addition of Section 107. This section codifies the doctrine of Fair Use, which establishes limitations based on the purpose and the character of the use of copyrighted materials.
Fair Use limitations justify the legal reproduction of copyrighted works for purposes such as “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research,” and apply directly to nonprofit, academic institutions. Section 107 suggests that each case is determined by weighing each of the following four factors.
- Purpose of use
- Nature of the work
- Substantiality of the work that is used
- Effect on the potential market value of the work
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