Placing copies of copyrighted original commercially available material on reserve cannot:
a) generate the effect of negating the commercial sale of the material.
b) violate copyright law, whether or not the material is commercially available.
a) copies on reserve status cannot serve as a substitute for the purchase of materials that are commercially available.
b) copies of material that is commercially available cannot be continuously maintained on reserve.
c) copies of material that remains protected by copyright but is not commercially available cannot be continuously maintained on reserve status.
The "Fair Use" provision of the Copyright Law (Sections 107) allows copies of copyrighted original commercially available material items to be placed on library reserve under specified circumstances. The following provisions are intended to ensure adherence to the fair use doctrine and apply to copies of items intended for library reserve in the Meriam Library:
The copied portion intended for library reserve must constitute an excerpt of the original work and cannot encompass the majority of the original work in length or scope. Consequently, a copy of the original in its entirety cannot be placed on library reserve. Television: Exceptions apply to recordings from commercial television. Television recordings may include an entire telecast, but (except for news broadcasts) are restricted to a maximum of 10 days on reserve status.
Copies of items commercially available and/or copyrighted (without permission of copyright holder) cannot remain on reserve for consecutive semesters, including summer terms.
A notice of copyright must be placed at the beginning of the copied material if the material is covered by copyright protection.
Further Information? Please contact the Head of Library Access Services (530-898-6675) for further statutory and interpretative information on copying for library reserve.