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The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. 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 in excess of "fair use" that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

RETRIEV-IT is a service based company and reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law. If necessary, clients should obtain copyright permission in order to be compliant with the copyright laws of the Untied States. RETRIEV-IT has an account with the copyright clearance center if you require assistance in obtaining permissions.

For more information, please visit the Copyright Clearance Center at

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