Reproductions for Persons with Disabilities

This chapter describes how you may reproduce or reformat works for use by persons with disabilities.

Follow the steps given in chapter 5 of this guide, "When Copyright Permission Is Needed," modified as follows.

It is not an infringement of copyright "for an authorized entity to reproduce or to distribute copies or phonorecords of a previously published, nondramatic literary work if such copies or phonorecords are reproduced or distributed in specialized formats exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities, provided that

  • Such copies include a notice that any further reproduction or distribution in a format other than a specialized format is an infringement and
  • Such copies include a copyright notice identifying the copyright owner and the date of the original publication."

§121, Copyright Act

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