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Sample Copyright Warning




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 re- production 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.



Use these links to find images that are either public domain, or some kind of CC license. These images may still have some limitations- check the website or the image properties to be sure.

Note: You should still try to credit the photographer/organization. In most cases, this information is available near the photo.

Our Sources- Thank You!

•Copyright for Teacher & Librarians in the 21st Century, Rebecca P. Butler, Neal-Schuman Publishers, New York, 2011
•Copyright Law Exceptions for Librarians Presentation—August 1, 2013, Chris Weston, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, US Copyright Office
•Copyright Presentation—August 1, 2013,  John A. Saint Amour, Supervisory Copyright Information Specialist, US Copyright Office
•Quinnipac University Research Guides from the Arnold Bernhard Library, Sandy O’Hare, 2013