The Tennessee Public Records Act grants a person the right to make copies of public records to the extent that person has the right to inspect public records. Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-506. However, a governmental entity may establish rules governing the copying of public records during inspection, and these rules may prohibit a person from bringing certain personal equipment to make copies.  Whether a governmental entity allows a requestor to use personal copying equipment should be reflected in the governmental entity’s public records policy.