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Duplication of Copyrighted Material Policy


It is the policy of Indiana Wesleyan University to respect the ownership of all intellectual material protected by state and federal laws.  The University does not condone copying instead of purchasing copyrighted works where copying would constitute an infringement under copyright law. 

Copyrighted material produced by sources outside the University shall not be reproduced by University Print Center staff or on university equipment, except in cases of "Fair Use", unless the written permission of the holder of the copyright has first been obtained.  No reproduction will be made prior to receipt of written permission from the copyright holder.  Faculty, staff, and students should make a conscientious effort to comply with this policy.

The guidelines set forth in Circular 21 from the Library of Congress US Copyright Office (http:/// will be used to determine if a print/copy request meets "Fair Use" criteria.

  • Please remember that simply because you found something on the Internet, it does not mean that it is freely available for reproduction, even if it is for educational purposes.  Always seek permission.
  • The Print Center Manager is responsible for ensuring that the University’s copyright policies are applied to material produced or reproduced by the University Print Center. The IWU Print Center reserves the right to refuse or accept a work order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the United States copyright law (Title 17, United States Code).
  • The Print Center Manager will provide prompt reports on copyright problems to the appropriate Vice President.


This policy will affect employees, faculty and students.


15-Apr-2009 - Created from Print Shop Web Page

10-Apr-2012 - Reviewed by Scott Stephenson, Print Center Manager

10-Apr-2012 -  Reviewed by Jeff Bowen, Director of Client Services


Policy Information

Data Policy - 400.06.04


University Information Technology - Client Services


Approved By

Chief Information Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Additional Remarks

There are no known exceptions to this policy at this time.


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