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The Library Copyright Office supports NYU's research, teaching, and service mission by providing guidance for faculty, students, and staff on how copyright relates to the creation, use, and sharing of knowledge.
Copyright for Authors & Creators
If you are the author of an original, creative work,
such as an article, a photograph, a website, or a novel . . .
then, you are a copyright owner.
What does this mean?
Image Credit: Jean-Bernard Restout, Le Poète inspiré (MBA Dijon)
Your Rights as an Author
It means that, under the law, you have rights to control:
- where your work is published,
- who has access, and
- whether and how it can be re-used.
For more on the rights of authors under copyright law, see Author Rights.
Effectively managing your rights as a copyright owner can help you to maximize the impact of your research and scholarship.
The information presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to NYU, please contact the Office of General Counsel.