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Copyright and Fair Use

The Northeastern University Libraries are committed to compliance with the laws of the United States governing the use of copyrighted materials for academic purposes. In addition, we support the doctrine of fair use, as essential for progress in creative and scientific endeavors.


The pages in this area are intended to provide students, faculty and staff with basic information about copyright and fair use, with the goal of answering many of the most commonly asked questions about copyright in education and research. For further clarification and assistance, members of the NU community should contact h.corbett [at] (Hillary Corbett), Scholarly Communication Librarian and University Copyright Officer.