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Copyright: An Introduction  

*Provides a rudimentary explanation of U.S. copyright law.
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Copyright at St. John's University

“As a university, we commit ourselves to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom which flows from free inquiry, religious values and human experience. We strive to preserve and enhance an atmosphere in which scholarly research, imaginative methodology, global awareness and an enthusiastic quest for truth serve as the basis of a vital teaching-learning process and the development of lifelong learning. Our core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences aims to enrich lives as well as professions and serves to unify the undergraduate experience. Graduate and professional schools express our commitment to research, rigorous standards, and innovative application of knowledge. We aim not only to be excellent professionals with an ability to analyze and articulate clearly what is, but also to develop the ethical and aesthetic values to imagine and help realize what might be.”

The St. John’s University Copyright Policy is based on the belief that the responsibilities specified in both the University's Mission Statement and in the Copyright Law are not in conflict.  Rather it is the belief of the University that together, the Copyright Law and the University’s Mission work together in a manner consistent with public interest, and acknowledges that public interest requires both academic excellence and responsible copyright management.  The Policies on these page are written with the intention of promoting excellent, innovative research by identifying and protecting the rights of the University, its personnel, and the public.


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