University of Texas System | Fourteen Institutions. Unlimited Possibilities.

UTS106 Copyright Notice on Loaned Library Software

UTS106 Copyright Notice on Loaned Library Software

Policy Details

Responsible Offices: 
General Counsel
Date Approved: 
July 8, 1991
Dates Amended: 
June 25, 2010
March 10, 2011
Sec. 1 Purpose.

This policy clarifies the circumstances under which software may be loaned by a nonprofit library for nonprofit purposes without permission of the copyright owner.

Sec. 2 Permission to Lend.

Section 109 (b)(2)(A) of Title 17, United States Code (the Copyright Act) permits "lending" of software by nonprofit libraries for nonprofit purposes without permission of the copyright owner if the library affixes a warning to the software.

The warning must be securely attached to the software copies or to the containers in which they are permanently kept and must be clearly legible, comprehensible, and readily apparent to a casual user of the computer program.

http://www.UTSystem.edu © 2017 The University of Texas System.
601 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2982. (512) 499-4200