Why is access to some material restricted in HathiTrust?

Many of the works available in the HathiTrust collection are protected by copyright law and in order for full-text access to be made available to users, permission from the copyright holder is required. Since copyright law varies from country to country, access to some content is dependent on the country the user is accessing from.

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