Can College Copy Shop print copyrighted materials?

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College Copy Shop cannot reproduce any copyright materials without permission. Even an out of print publication may be copyright protected. Below is an excerpt from http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/copypol2.html to help you decipher if something is protected under copyright.

Any work published on or before December 31, 1922 is now in the public domain.

Works published between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1978, inclusive, are protected for a term of 95 years from the date of publication, with the proper notice.

Currently protection runs for 70 years from the date the author dies (called, “life of the author” plus 70 years). Further, publication is irrelevant. Works are protected whether they are published or not.

Finally, those works that were created before December 31, 1978, but never published, are now protected for the life of the author plus 70 years as well.

When in doubt, get permission.

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