Copyright Compliance and Fair Use
Copyright and Teaching
Is Educational Use “Fair Use”?
All original works of authorship (writings, films, images, cartoons—anything “fixed in any tangible medium of expression”) are protected by copyright. Fair use is an exception to those protections. With fair use, the public is able to make use of a copyrighted work for limited purposes, including for teaching and scholarship, without having to seek the permission of the copyright owner.
- Read NYU Libraries Copyright, a guide to copyright law as it relates to academic research, teaching, and publication
- Read the Download, NYU IT's Newsletter: Figuring Out Fair Use with the Libraries
- Read NYU’s statement on Copyright and Fair Use
- Read the policy Educational and Research Uses of Copyrighted Materials Policy Statement
- Read the Note on Illegal Downloading. Downloading and distributing copyrighted material without permission is illegal, so don’t do it