1. It is the intent of Iola Public Library to comply with the copyright laws of the United States, Title 17 of the U.S. Code. Materials owned by Iola Public Library may not be duplicated by library staff or by those to whom the materials are circulated without written permission of the copyright holder. Exceptions are made the item is in the public domain, when such copying falls within fair use, or is done for preservation or replacement purposes in the manner allowed by Section 108 of the copyright law.
2. DVDs and other audiovisual materials may not be shown to groups by the library or by borrowers unless the performance falls within fair use as defined under copyright law, the item has been purchased with public performance rights, or written permission has been obtained from the copyright holder, or in the case of library viewings of movies the item is covered by a performance umbrella license. Those persons borrowing videocassettes or DVDs assume liability for copyright infringement.
3. Televised programs shall not be recorded off the air unless permission to do so is granted by the copyright holder. Items donated to the library which are recorded from a broadcast or copied from an original will be discarded, and never either added to the collection or sold.
4. The library provides self-service copying equipment and will post the required copyright notice. The persons using the copying equipment is liable for any copyright infringement. When patrons require staff help with copying, library staff will refuse to duplicate materials if, in their judgment, fulfillment of the copying order would involve a violation of copyright law.
Revised 7-2-09; last reviewed 9-3-15