Digital rights are the protections, freedoms and responsibilities extended to individuals who use and create content for electronic and digital mediums, including the Internet. "Digital citizens" have the right to privacy and freedom of expression, but also have the responsibility to use digital information and properties ethically and legally.
Incorporated in digital rights is data protection and privacy. NYU.edu is diligent in creating original content or using content created by others only with their legal permission.
Plagiarism and copying someone else's intellectual property is not only unethical, but a violation of digital rights. This includes the borrowing of text, images and any multimedia. Likewise, authors and the content they produce are protected. Click here to find out more about NYU’s specific policies and guidelines for information technology use.