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Fair Use & Copyright Policy

Electronic Resources @ IIT Jodhpur Library

  1. IIT Jodhpur Library licenses various electronic resources for teaching, research and private study of the IIT Jodhpur community.
  2. The library has signed institutional license agreements with several publishers and consortia to provide access to the scholarly material, for their fair use only.

Some DO’s & DONT’s

Can make limited print or electronic copies. Cannot share resources with non-IIT Jodhpur community.
Can use for teaching, research, discussion, and other academic purposes. Cannot do systematic/robotic or substantial downloading, copying, printing etc.
Can send/post links. Cannot sell/re-distribute the content to outside IITJ Academic Community.
Can share limited content within the professional community. Cannot publish in other websites/blogs/forums.
Copyright Restrictions
  1. All users of such resources subscribed by IIT Jodhpur Library must adhere to the copyright laws of publishers and consortia.
  2. No copyrighted work may be copied, published, disseminated, displayed, performed, without obtaining prior permission from the copyright holder except in accordance with fair use or licensed agreement.
  3. This includes DVDs/CDs and other copyrighted material also.
  4. Any infringement will lead to termination of access to the electronic resources of IIT Jodhpur Library.
Licensing Restrictions
  1. Electronic resources subscribed by IIT Jodhpur are restricted to users of IIT Jodhpur by license agreement for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study.
  2. Using these resources for commercial purpose, systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information is strictly prohibited.
Plagiarism prevention
  1. In simple words, plagiarism is using and presenting someone else’s ideas, work, writing, research etc. for their own purpose. It is an offense.
  2. It is advised to strictly avoid memplagiating any ideas, writings, data or others’ creation by following certain good practices because some body must have put in lot of effort to present their ideas.
  3. Should you need to refer any such works in your publications or literary work, please acknowledge them properly through citation.
  4. Reference managers like MendeleyZotero can be used for reference management and citation.
  5. Protect your intellectual property publications, designs, and products through copyright, trademarks and patents.

Please consult library (library@iitj.ac.in) for more details.

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