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Copyright & Licensure
All materials available through the Mayo Foundation Libraries should be assumed to be protected by copyright, unless specifically declared to be in the public domain, or otherwise outside of copyright protection. Full text journals, textbooks and reference works have been licensed from publishers to be available to Mayo staff and students for education, research and clinical care. License permits access to copyrighted material which may be a database, reference work, journal or textbook, by a specific community, for limited purposes, for specific period of time.
Mayo Foundation Libraries Electronic Resources
- Mayo staff, employees and students may search, view, and browse tables of contents, bibliographic and similar data, and full text content; and may print and/or download excerpts of reasonable quantity, provided that use of such excerpts is personal, and does not amount to or result in commercial distribution.
- Mayo users may not use the content for any of the following purposes:
- substantial or systematic reproduction
- re-distribution or re-selling in any manner
- systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone other than a member of the Mayo Foundation
- systematic or substantial retention of content
- to modify, adapt, transform, translate or create any derivative work based on any materials or other content, or to infringe the copyright or other proprietary right
The Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions appears on all library requests for photocopy, and are posted at all photocopy machines.
Copyright & Fair Use
Stanford University Libraries have developed a website which covers primary copyright materials, current legislation, cases and issues, as well as an overview of Copyright Law, and Internet resources.
Copyright Information & Education
University of Minnesota resources for teaching, library use, and research.
Copyright & Intellectual Property
Association of Research Libraries website with links to current legislation, court decisions, and ARL's legal counsel.
Digital Rights Management
ALA Office for Information Technology Policy guide on digital right management.
Information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Medical Library Association
MLA education and advocacy program addressing the rights and responsibilities of libraries and users in the area of copyright and intellectual property.
Copyright Clearance Center
The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) was established by authors, publishers and users as the not-for-profit Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO) for the United States. CCC operates collective licensing systems that facilitate compliance with the copyright law and promote the Constitutional purposes of copyright, namely progress and creativity in the arts and sciences.
Internet Legal Resources, including links to resources in all areas of intellectual property.