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Copyright & Music


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) prohibits copying, in its entirety, any vinyl recordings, tapes or compact discs from the Music Library collection. Fair Use provisions do allow for copying of small amounts of musical material for direct educational use. Please ask at the Music Library Service Counter for more details.

The Music Library adheres to all copyright laws, including those dealing with public performance of sound recordings. Please see the Music Library's policy on the Use of Sound Recordings at UWM Functions.

UW-Milwaukee has an Illegal File Sharing page that explains the University's stand on illegal downloading, as well as a FAQ and articles relating to UWM cases. You may also view the UWM Appropriate Use Policy online.