Reproducing a copyrighted work without the consent of the copyright holder can be an infringement of copyright even if the individual owns a copy of the work. However, as a non-profit educational library, Ikeda Library is allowed to:
The owner of a legally obtained copy of a book or serial is entitled to sell, rent, give away or dispose of that copy without the authority of the copyright owner. This exemption has allowed libraries to lend books to their patrons. Items in the digital format such as music, online databases, and software are sold as licenses, not as copies. Therefore, libraries lose the right to be as free in distributing these items.
As a reminder to all library staff and patrons, the library posts this notice on all copiers, printers, and scanners that may be used in the library:
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the
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 reproduction for purposes in excess of "Fair Use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.