Fair Use deals with exceptions and limits to US copyright law and may allow you to use copyrighted material without having permission from the creator. Uses falling under this category include criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, research, and archiving purposes.
Section 108 of the US Copyright Law (Title 17, Chapter 1) outlines the exception available to libraries and archives to make copies of copyrighted material for noncommercial preservation and/or replacement. Institutions must have collections or research materials that are open to the public.
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