Language Suggested for the Notices Required by the Copyright Revision Act of 1976

  1. For the notice of copyright to be included on the reproduction of a work according to subsection 108 (a)(3):

    Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).

    A library may choose to stamp this sentence on the first piece of each item photocopied, to attach it to the glass on the photocopying equipment so that it is automatically transferred to each sheet, to attach a sticker bearing this notice to each item photocopied, or to use some other method whereby this message is affixed to all reproductions.

  2. For the notice to be displayed on unsupervised reproducing equipment located in a library or archives as required in subsection 108 (f)(1):

    Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.


American Library Association
Reference and User Services Association
Interlibrary Loan Committee
September, 1977

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