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It is the intent of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library to comply with Title 17 of the United States code, titled “Copyrights”, and other federal legislation related to the duplication, retention, and use of copyrighted materials. A notice of copyright will be prominently placed on or near the photocopier(s) and other library equipment that are capable of duplicating or reproducing copyrighted materials. Library staff will refuse to duplicate any materials if doing so would violate copyright and will, when asked, inform patrons if materials being borrowed are subject to copyright restrictions, and staff will refuse any request that would violate copyright regulations.

The library does not purchase audiovisual materials with public performance rights and are loaned for personal and home use only. The library has purchased a public performance license (in select branch locations) that covers material from specific producers in order to show films in the library meeting rooms. Library staff will follow copyright law in selecting and using materials for public performance at programs. Organizations using the library’s meeting rooms are also covered by the license and must follow copyright laws.

Original or copyright-free art will be used to produce library publicity items or for creating displays and decorations.

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