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US publishers of 2500 scholarly and research journals were surveyed on behalf of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works by the Indiana University Graduate Library School. Questionnaires elicited information on attitudes toward photocopying and various methods for accomplishing photocopying not exempted by the Copyright Law of 1976 from copyright-owner authorization. The response rate was approximately 38 percent of the 2552 journals surveyed; 89 percent of those responding were copyrighted journals, whereas Copyright Office records indicate that only 60 percent of the nonresponding journals are being registered for copyright. Results are discussed as a function of journal and publisher characteristics.