This section is designed to help you determine at-a-glance the portion amounts generally allowed under fair use for various types of media, along with links to licensed, free and public domain content.
Please note that the Hamilton-licensed content is governed by licenses and contractual agreements that supercede fair use and copyright law.
See also: Finding Image and Multimedia Resources
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Portion Limits for Educational Use
Educators and students are advised to exercise caution in using digital material downloaded from the Internet in producing their own educational multimedia projects, because there is a mix of works protected by copyright and works in the public domain on the network. Access to works on the Internet does not automatically mean that these can be reproduced and reused without permission or royalty payment and, furthermore, some copyrighted works may have been posted to the Internet without authorization of the copyright holder.
If you wish to schedule a film showing on campus, please consult this information about public performance licensing contained in the Hamilton College Copyright Policy.
Recordings made for classroom use are subject to copyright and licensing laws. For more information, see the Audiovisual Copyright Policy, Programs Recorded Off-Air.