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Policy 8: Copyright

University of Missouri Libraries General Policy Manual Policy No. 8 Copyright

Scope:

This policy applies to the University of Missouri Libraries, including the Law Library.

Purpose:
Dedicated to promoting “the progress of science and useful arts” (
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8), the MU Libraries uphold intellectual property rights while also promoting fair use and access to information. This policy links to the laws and regulations that form the basis for Library policies, delineates Library responsibilities, and identifies who is responsible for implementing policies.

Sponsor: Copyright Team

Revised by Copyright Team, Spring 2020; Approved by Library Management Team, November 17, 2020
Approved by Library Council: May 26, 1983
Revised by Library Council: January 15, 1987
Revision of Section 3.4 approved by Library Council: December 12, 1991
Approved by Library Council: February 12, 1992
Revised by the Ad Hoc Copyright Policy Review Group
Approved by Library Council: December 5, 2002
Approved by Director of Libraries: December 5, 2002