The Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and of India (Copyright Act of 1957) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material including foreign works under certain conditions. In addition, the United States extends protection to foreign works by means of various international conventions, bilateral agreements, and proclamations.
Under certain conditions specified in the laws, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that 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.
These institutions reserve the right to refuse to accert a copy orded if, in their Judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright laws of the United States or India.