We are not copyright experts or copyright lawyers. We are librarians which means that we are constantly looking at copyright situations and trying to evaluate how to fairly approach copyright instances with respect to all parties involved – students, faculty/staff, authors, publishers, and vendors.
The American Library Association also emphasizes that these are merely guidelines with their statement at the top of every page of their guide:
"Please note that ALA cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact an intellectual property attorney."
We encourage you to consult an attorney if you have any questions or concerns about copyright.
Librarian Copyright Resources