Section 108

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Section 108 (codified at § 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act) provides important exemptions for libraries and archives to make and distribute copies of works for purposes such as interlibrary loan, patron use, and preservation without the permission of the copyright holder. The purpose of the copying or distribution cannot be for direct or indirect commercial advantage.   Section 108 specifies very detailed requirements for making and distributing copies. AALL supports revisions to Section 108 that would update the Copyright Act's balance between the rights of creators and copyright owners and the needs of libraries in the digital age.


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