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, NYU IT, 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!
NYU Libraries, NYU Bookstores, NYU IT, and the Office of General Counsel together offer a range of copyright-related services to NYU faculty, staff, and students. These services have been developed to address both the use of copyrighted works in teaching and research and the creation of copyrighted works by members of the NYU community.
The use and creation of copyrighted materials affects many aspects of day-to-day life at NYU. The policies and guidelines collected below have been developed to help faculty, staff, and students understand their rights and obligations under copyright law.
NYU's copyright policy is already part of its Web policy.
Unless otherwise noted, all contents of NYU Web are copyright New York University. All rights reserved.
If you are submitting a copyright-related message regarding material on sites in the nyu.edu domain, the official agent to receive notification is:
Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
New York University
10 Astor Place, 502B
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 998-2001
Fax: (212) 995-4858
Please include the following information in your communication: