The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. 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." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Think of the archive as a research library; you must use the files for educational purposes, never for profit, and you should always give credit to authors if you distribute the material.
Different laws may be in operation in other countries.
OLGA does not accept submissions that have been taken from songs, magazines, or any other published material. Tabbing a work by listening to the song is okay as long as you credit the musicians involved.
Last updated: 9:31 PM, January 4, 1996