The Paul and Rosemary Trible Library takes copyright very seriously. There are guidelines we must follow and interlibrary loan has specific rules that we follow to ensure compliance with federal laws.
The CNU ILL department will cancel any requests that would result in a copyright violation. Several aspects of the law concern libraries and interlibrary lending.
The following information explains these facets of copyright in more detail.
Fair Use - [Title 17, U.S. Code - Section 107]
Fair Use is a defense that can be used in court against allegations of copyright infringement. Courts consider four factors:
Reproduction by Libraries and Archives - [Title 17, U.S. Code - Section 108]
"For a library user, the library or archive can copy one article from a periodical issue or a portion of another type of copyrighted work, such as a book chapter." (Kristof, 52-53)
NOTICE: U.S. Copyright law [Title 17, U.S. Code] limits the number of photocopied articles the Library may obtain through ILL. Copyright restrictions apply to journals published within the last five years. This library can request no more than five articles (total per library--not per person) from the same journal title published during the previous five years (2007-2012), in a single calendar year. CNU strictly abides by copyright regulations. If we return your request for this reason, we suggest you try your local public library and/or we will let you know of any other libraries that own the journal in question.