Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code)
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted work. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or 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," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.
The Apostolic Archives International reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the Apostolic Archives International does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Apostolic Archives International does not own copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.