This page is to provide guidelines pertaining to copyright, fair use, and related concepts to students and faculty. This page is meant to provide general information and resources on copyright, fair use and related concepts. It is not meant to provide legal advice, give permission for certain practices, nor replace the advice of legal counsel. If you have specific questions that this guide does not answer, we encourage you to seek further advice.
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.