Copyright Compliance Statement
Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all library patrons, faculty and staff at Asbury Park Public Library. “Copyright” is legal protection for creative intellectual works, which is broadly interpreted to cover just about any expression of an idea. Text (including email and web information), graphics, art, photographs, music, movies, videos and software are examples of types of work protected by copyright. The creator of the work, or sometimes the person who hired the creator, is the initial copyright owner.
You may “use” all or part of a copyrighted work only if :
- you have the copyright owner’s permission, or
- you qualify for a legal exception (the most common exception is called “fair use”).
“Use” of a work is defined for copyright purposes as copying, distributing, making derivative works, publicly displaying, or publicly performing the work.
Copying, distributing, downloading, and uploading information on the Internet may infringe the copyright for that information. Even an innocent, unintentional infringement violates the law.
Violations of copyright law that occur on or over the library’s internal network, wireless network, or other computer resources may create liability for the library as well as the computer user. Accordingly, repeat infringers will have their library account and/or computer access privileges terminated.