In response to questions regarding what can be copied at Copy Center, we have developed the Copy Center Copying Protocol to address the law on trademarks, copyrighted works and restricted materials worldwide.
Names, words and designs used to identify services or products such as Copy Center, are considered trademarks, service mark and/or logos. The owner of a trademark, service mark or logo has the exclusive right to use or reproduce it. Copy Center requires written permission from the owner in order to reproduce any trademark, service mark or logo.
The law provides the copyright owner the exclusive right to reproduce or permit someone else to reproduce copyrighted works. Copy Center requires written permission from the copyright owner in order to reproduce any copyrighted works.
Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of original works by the laws of the author's resident country and through International Treaties. A partial listing of authors who are referred to as copyright owners include photographers, artists, architects, publishers, singers, writers and composers. The copyright owner's exclusive rights include:
The copyright owner may place a copyright notice (e.g., Copy Center 108) on its works, but this notice is not required by law and works are copyright protected without the copyright notice.
*Works published by the United States government do not require copyright permission since they are not copyrightable. However, the U.S. Postal Service is an incorporated entity and is entitled to copyright protection on U.S. postage stamp designs.
The copyright Law is specific about the amount of time copyright protections lasts. Copyrighted works are protected from the moment of their creation. Below are three formulas provided by the Copyright Office to help determine the term of copyright protection:
It is Copy Center policy to uphold the law against counterfeiting materials which are negotiable instruments and materials used for identification purposes. No restricted materials may be scanned.
Materials which are negotiable, or chick can be used for identification purposes are considered restricted materials.
The following materials can only be copied in black and white, single-sided and must be reduced to 75% or enlarged to 150% of its original size:
The following items can only be copied in black and white: