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Copyright

The materials in the Bob Dylan Archive are protected by copyright. U.S. copyright law governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright 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” (commonly known as “fair use”).

Real fair use is a defense against infringement and is very limited in scope. We recommend that you consult your own attorney to determine whether your planned use would fall under the fair-use exception. Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.