There are many devices which make duplication of copyrighted work possible, easy and quick. But the ability to do so does not make it legal to do so. Just because you can make copies does not mean you may!
Peruse the Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance created by the Copyright Clearance Center for basic information about copyright on campus as well as more complex issues like interlibrary loan and e-reserves./
Use the links to the left to learn more about the copyright law particularly as it relates to higher education.