Welcome. This resource for the NYU community is intended to provide guidance and information on copyright and its relationship to academic life. NYU faculty, staff, and students use copyrighted materials every day – in research, as course materials, in classroom teaching, or on the web. Members of the NYU community not only use copyrighted works, but create them as well.
Determining your rights and obligations under copyright law can be a complicated undertaking. While the law recognizes many educational uses of copyrighted works as Fair Use, the applicability and scope of Fair Use can sometimes be unclear. When creating new works, authors have an array of options for managing their copyrights and making their work accessible to others.
This site offers information on NYU’s policies and guidelines, as well as copyright-related services and support available from NYU Libraries, ITS, NYU Bookstores, and the Office of General Counsel. If you have questions about how to use copyrighted materials or about your rights as a copyright owner, we hope you’ll find the answers here. If not, please contact us!