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General Copyright Information

Members of the Sweet Briar College community must comply with the United States copyright law (Title 17, United States Code).  The copyright law applies to all forms of copying, whether it is undertaken at a commercial copying center, at the College's departmental copying facilities or at a self-service machine. 

You, as an individual, may make or request copies of copyrighted materials within the Fair Use Doctrine. Otherwise, you must first obtain the appropriate permissions before making copies. You are liable for possible infringement when making copies that violate copyright law.

In general, materials published in the US before 1924 are in the public domain and may be freely used.

For more information on copyright, see this comprehensive guide: