Copyright Law and Policy at the University of Virginia
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material, including photocopying, printing, and downloading.
Any individual who uses such a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use" may be liable for copyright infringement.
Learn more about copyright law and Intellectual Property (IP) rights by perusing the information compiled by University Library staff.
Use of some databases may also be restricted by license agreement with the data provider. Specific information is posted with some databases, but most are limited to use by faculty, students, and staff of the University or of the colleges and universities participating in Virginia's VIVA consortium.