Copyright Policy

Members of the Roanoke College Community must comply with the United States copyright law (Title 17, United States Code).  The copyright law applies to all forms of copying, whether it is undertaken at a commercial copying center, at the College's central or departmental copying facilities or at a self-service machine. 

You, as an individual, may make or request copies of copyrighted materials within the Fair Use Doctrine.  Otherwise, you must first obtain the appropriate permissions before making copies.  You are liable for possible infringement when making copies that violate copyright law. 

Departments should post appropriate copyright notices on or near equipment used to make copies.  Department offices also should file and retain all necessary records.

The complete copyright policy and fair use doctrine can be found on the college's web site at: