Fair Use

Libraries rely on the principles of the fair use exception as one safeguard for many common library practices, such as course reserves, routing, interlibrary loan, etc.  Under the existing copyright regime in the United States, fair use (codified at § 107 of Title 17 in the United States Code) is an exception to the protection of a content creator’s exclusive right to use, sell and/or license their work product. AALL strongly believes that copyright law should preserve fair use and other user rights promoting the dissemination of information and ideas.

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