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Copyright and Fair Use

A guide for Roosevelt faculty, staff, and students.

Roosevelt University Library Statement on Copyright

The Roosevelt University Library is dedicated to enriching the teaching and learning environment at Roosevelt University by cultivating curiosity and knowledge; encouraging lifelong learning; providing access to quality information and resources; and teaching our community to critically evaluate and use information to create new knowledge. As such, we are committed to respecting the rights of copyright holders, and we make every effort to comply with federal copyright law. We recognize that copyright is a means of encouraging the creation and dissemination of new information, which enhances our community and society as a whole. At the same time, copyright law enables certain fair uses of copyrighted works in order to speed the dissemination of knowledge and create a lively public domain for discourse and learning.

The Roosevelt University Library facilitates compliance with U.S. copyright law, and where appropriate, the exercise in good faith of full fair use rights by faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service activities.

Copyright @ Roosevelt

This guide shares information and resources on Copyright and Fair Use with the Roosevelt University community. 

Key Concepts
Fair Use
Public Domain
Author Rights
Creative Commons

How to Get Copyright
How to Get Permissions
Reserves & Classroom Use

For Instructors
For Authors 
For Students

Subject Guide

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Estevan MontaƱo
Roosevelt University Library
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