One of the core tenets of the University Library’s mission is the provision of information resources to foster student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence. In doing so it is our policy to provide resources while protecting intellectual property rights and adhering to the the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code, Sections 101-122).
U.S. Code Title 17 provides legal definitions on reproducing, sharing, and using copyrighted materials. Section 107 of this law allows for the "fair use" of materials, including reproduction for "purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching ..., scholarship, or research."
This does not mean, however, that faculty or the library can make everything available for free. There are four factors that determine the degree to which usage of material can be considered "fair":
Library users are responsible for ensuring that their use and reproduction of library materials constitutes fair use.
The Dominguez Hills library follows the guidelines established for e-reserves in 1996 at the Conference for Fair Use (CONFU).
The University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.