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Copyright: People with Disabilities

A guide to understanding copyright laws and applications in the classroom and research.

Section 121 People with Disabilities

Section 121 provides some exceptions for the reproduction of copyrighted materials for people with disabilities.

Several conditions must be met:

  • That the copies are exclusively for people with disabilities,
  • Have a notice on them starting that further copying represents infringement of copyright law,
  • That the accessible copies are used exclusively for education.

     The format of these copies is one that "gives an eligible person access to the work", including braille, text-readers, enlarged copies, etc.

     The Morgan State University Office of Student Disability Support Services should be consulted in the production of accessible formats.

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