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Materials May Be Protected by Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code)

No materials belonging to LSUS Archives and Special Collections may be published or exhibited, in whole or in part, without permission of the Archivist. Specific acknowledgement to LSUS Archives and Special Collections must appear in the printed publication or display. LSUS Archives and Special Collections requests notification of publication or display and a complimentary copy of the published work. Request for Permission forms may be obtained from LSUS Archives staff.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified 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.

All responsibility for possible infringement of copyright law as a result of reproduction and use of these materials is assumed by the applicant. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with laws of libel and literary property rights which may be involved in their use. LSUS Archives and Special Collections, at its discretion, may deny duplication of materials known to be covered by copyright that it does not own.

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