The NSU libraries collect electronic resources (e.g., electronic journals, electronic books or database content) to support the instructional, research and service activities of the NSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni and Broward County community. These resources are purchased or leased by the libraries either directly or through consortia and are governed by license and contract agreements. Each license or contract, whether purchased individually or as a group, contains strict guidelines on the use of the resource.
Nova Southeastern University does not permit the illegal downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted material in any form or manner. (See OIT Technology Policies ( http://www.nova.edu/common-lib/policies/index.html). Electronic resources are copyrighted and are subject to all applicable copyright and database protection rights under the laws of the United States and other countries. All utilizations of these products including downloading, printing or creating copies of content from these resources must be consistent with existing "fair use" law as defined by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) or international law.
Each electronic resource subscribed to or purchased includes a license agreement or contract that details permissions and restrictions on use. Common restrictions include, but are not limited to:
License agreements may be terminated immediately at the discretion of individual publishers if terms and conditions are breached.
Violators of NSU libraries electronic resource licensing agreements/contracts will have their library access suspended and be subject to other campus or civil disciplinary measures. Violations may result in blocked access to the resources for all library users.