Rutgers University Copyright Policy

The objectives of the Rutgers University Copyright Policy are to:

  • Preserve and protect academic values that foster the open and free exchange of ideas and the traditional practices and privileges with respect to the dissemination of scholarly works;
  • Assure that the university’s involvement in the creation of scholarly and instructional works is used to promote the broadest public good;
  • Promote and support the use of information technology in the instructional, research, and service missions of the university for the advancement of learning;
  • Encourage members of the university community to be responsible users of copyrighted works and to take full advantage of fair use rights in their research, teaching, and service activities.

Through this policy, Rutgers seeks to create an environment dedicated to the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge and ideas through research, teaching, and service.