Northern Michigan University recognizes the need for compliance with U.S. copyright laws, including the provisions of fair use, while conducting business as a nonprofit educational institution. Compliance extends to printed, recorded, and digital information, including Internet resources. All NMU employees and students are expected to comply with US copyright laws.
Faculty and staff with questions regarding copyright laws as it pertains to instructional materials and classroom use, can obtain further information through the Lydia M. Olson Library or 906-227-2250. Or visit the library's copyright website.
Northern also protects its original material, official seal and signature, and creative works according to US copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way Northern Michigan University materials or the likeness of these materials, in part or whole, without written consent.
For more detailed information concerning U.S. copyright law, users may consult the following Web sites:
- General Copyright Information
- U.S. Copyright Office
- Copyright and Multimedia Law for Webbuilders and Multimedia Authors
- University of Texas Libraries' "Copyright Crash Course" by Georgia Harper.
Further information and assistance for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material, is available at the Copyright Clearance Center.
All other copyright questions should be directed to:
University Marketing and Communications
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan 49855