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Library Copyright Policies

 

I. Copying, Scanning, Printing, and Downloading

Legal requirements

Copyright laws govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials, such as scanning to make an electronic copy from print.

The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement. The EUI Library shall not be held responsible for any infringement of copyright laws by users of this equipment.

Library users are hereby informed that the reproduction for personal use of copyrighted material performed by means of photocopying machines or analogous devices is allowed, to the extent of fifteen percent of each book or issue of a periodical, except for music sheets, whose reproduction is strictly prohibited.

It is prohibited to make such personal copies available to the public, since this subsequent use may unlawfully compete with the copyright owners’ exclusive rights of commercial exploitation of the protected works.

Specific terms for electronic resources

Users must comply with the specific Terms and Conditions of Use or License Agreement for the applicable electronic resource, which may deviate from the general guidelines noted above.

Specific Terms and Conditions of Use or Licence Agreements can be found in the Library Catalogue under 'Terms of Use'.

Questions on specific terms and conditions may be sent to euiref@eui.eu

 

II. Placing scanned copies of copyrighted material on the EUI Intranet

Scanned copies of copyrighted material, as further specified below, may only be placed on the EUI Intranet if they are password protected and only when access to such copies is restricted to current EUI members.

The following restrictions on scanned copies must also be respected:

Scanned copies of paper or microform materials

Copyrighted printed material may be scanned to the extent of 15% of each book or issue of a periodical.

Copies of electronic documents

Redistribution of copies of electronic documents for purposes of research or private study may only take place if the terms of the individual licences accepted by the Library or posted terms and conditions do not expressly prohibit this practice.

Users must comply with the Specific Terms and Conditions of Use or License Agreement for the applicable Electronic Resource, which may deviate from the general guidelines noted above

Specific Terms and Conditions of Use or Licence Agreements can be found in the Library Catalogue under 'Terms of Use'.

The Library strongly recommends its users to insert a link to the licensed document on the Intranet, since downloading the texts and making these available, may be prohibited by the terms and conditions of some licensed electronic resources.

It is prohibited to make such personal copies available to the public since this subsequent use may unlawfully compete with the copyright owners’ exclusive rights of commercial exploitation of the protected works.

Questions on specific terms and conditions may be addressed to euiref@eui.eu

 

III. Placing scanned documents of copyright materials on the Extranet (i.e. a protected area on the Web where scholars can exchange material related to a given project – Online collaboration tools)

Scanned documents of copyrighted material, as further specified below, may only be placed on the Extranet, if password protected and when only accessible to EUI members. The EUI community refers to a limited community of scholars, for purposes of research, discussion and private study.

The following restrictions on scanned copies must also be respected:

Scanned copies of paper or microform materials

Copyrighted printed material may be scanned to the extent of 15% of any book or issue of a periodical.

Copies of electronic documents:

Redistribution of copies of electronic documents for purposes of research or private study may only take place if the terms of the individual licences accepted by the Library or posted terms and conditions do not expressly prohibit this practice.

Users must comply with the specific Terms and Conditions of Use or License Agreement for the applicable Electronic Resource, which may deviate from the general guidelines noted above

Specific Terms and Conditions of Use or Licence Agreements can be found in the Library Catalogue, under 'Terms of Use'.

The Library strongly recommends EUI users to provide a direct link to the licensed document rather than placing a copy of an electronic document on the Extranet, since downloading the texts and making these available, may be prohibited by the terms and conditions of some licensed electronic resources.

It is prohibited to make such personal copies available to the public, since this subsequent use may unlawfully compete with the copyright owners’ exclusive rights of commercial exploitation of the protected works.

Questions on specific terms and conditions may be addressed to euiref@eui.eu

 

IV. Copies made of articles to be used as seminar material and reproduced by the EUI Print-shop/ Departments / RSCAS Centre and Max Weber Programme

Principle: All researchers should make their own personal copies.

The EUI Print-shop / Departments / RSCAS and Max Weber Programme may make copies of printed copyrighted materials for an EUI seminar insofar as these copies are intended for a limited number of researchers on an individual basis and the number of such copies matches the actual number of participants in each seminar.

The EUI Print-shop / Departments / RSCAS and Max Weber Programme may make copies of printed copyrighted materials insofar as these are designed to provide seminar, workshop, course or conference participants (i.e. researchers, fellows, invited speakers etc.) with printed material that are needed for purposes of discussion and criticism.

EUI Authors, who want to insert their own articles or books on the Intranet and use these as 'course material' should check whether the contract they have signed with the publisher allows for this. This is the sole responsibility of the author.

Questions on specific terms and conditions may be sent to euiref@eui.eu

 

Page last updated on 02 August 2015