About this site


(C)OPYRIGHT@CUNY is a user-friendly web resource designed to support the CUNY community in making independent, informed decisions about copyright compliance and educational fair use.  Organized by library faculty in consultation with CUNY's Office of General Counsel, it is intended to update the previous 2003 Copyright Guidelines for CUNY Libraries to respond to more recent developments in course management software, e-reserves and social networking tools.

Divided into three sections to address our major constituencies - LIBRARIANS, FACULTY and STAFF, and STUDENTS - the site consists of scenarios of specific intellectual property challenges frequently brought to librarians' attention.  Brief responses are provided with links to related copyright concepts and legislation for additional information.

The site is further enhanced by links to recommended FAQs, free tutorials and other online tools.


Send questions or comments to the Copyright Committee at copyrightOLS@mail.cuny.edu .