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Copyright Information Center

The Copyright Information Center provides education about copyright matters to faculty, staff, and students at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University through online help guides, individual consultations, and workshops. 

This information is designed to explain U.S. Copyright laws and how they apply to basic copyright questions that arise in the course of academic work. The information should not be considered legal advice. For legal guidance please contact university counsel.

Schedule a Copyright Consultation

Workshop Schedule

The following copyright workshops will be offered online using Zoom. 

How to Find and Legally Use Images

Wednesday, February 19, noon - 1 pm

Ever wonder if it's okay to use an image in your course materials, publication, or conference presentation? This workshop will help you identify when it's okay to use images without permission. It will also provide tips for locating images that can be freely used under Creative Commons licenses or the public domain. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.

Registration for How to Find and Legally Use Images

Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students

Wednesday, February 19, 6 - 7 pm

Working on a thesis, dissertation, or other large research project? Learn the copyright essentials you need to know to protect your work and make sure you're using the works of others legally. Find out when you do and do not need to get permissions to include images, tests, and more in your thesis or dissertation and how to get permissions when needed. Learn more information about submitting your completed thesis/dissertation to the Library and/or Proquest.

Registration for Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students

Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Wednesday, February 26, noon - 1 pm

Hoping to reduce textbook costs for your students? This workshop will provide an introduction to open access and open educational resources and provide information on where to locate open educational materials. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.

Registration for Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Author's Rights and Publication Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign

Wednesday March 25, noon - 1 pm

Working on a publication? This workshop will help you understand your rights as an author under copyright law. It will provide information common types of publication agreements and their terms and provide tips on negotiating your contract through hands on exercises. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.

Registration for Author's Rights and Publication Contracts

 

To request a workshop on a different date or topic or in-class instruction, contact Danielle Whren Johnson at dwhren@loyola.edu.

Copyright Law

Information about the following aspects of copyright law and related matters is available on the Copyright Information Center Research Guide.

Copyright Policy

The library seeks to fulfill its mission of providing information services and resources while also complying with copyright law. The purpose of this copyright policy is to outline guidelines for common uses of copyrighted materials within the Loyola Notre Dame Library while carrying out its mission.

LNDL Copyright Policy

DMCA Agent

The Loyola Notre Dame Library complies with all provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998). If you have a concern about use of copyrighted material on any Loyola Notre Dame Library site please contact the designated DMCA Agent:

Danielle Whren Johnson
Copyright and Special Projects Librarian
200 Winston Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
dwhren@loyola.edu
dwhren@ndm.edu
410-617-6872

The DMCA requires that notices of alleged copyright infringement be in writing and include the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed.
  • A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing, and information sufficient to permit the Loyola Notre Dame Library's agent to locate the material.
  • Contact information for you, including your address, telephone number, and/or email address
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner's agent, or by the law.
  • A statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, you are authorized on behalf of the owner to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed.
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on behalf of the rights owner.

For more information visit Copyright.gov.

This online workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, using materials already licensed for use either through the library or Creative Commons, and seeking copyright permissions. It will also provide information on the fair use provision in copyright law and how it can be applied to using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. Participants will work through examples to help make them feel comfortable applying fair use. This workshop will be provided online using Zoom video conferencing software. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.

This online workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, using materials already licensed for use either through the library or Creative Commons, and seeking copyright permissions. It will also provide information on the fair use provision in copyright law and how it can be applied to using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. Participants will work through examples to help make them feel comfortable applying fair use. This workshop will be provided online using Zoom video conferencing software. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.

This online workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, using materials already licensed for use either through the library or Creative Commons, and seeking copyright permissions. It will also provide information on the fair use provision in copyright law and how it can be applied to using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. Participants will work through examples to help make them feel comfortable applying fair use. This workshop will be provided online using Zoom video conferencing software. A link to access the workshop will be sent to registered participants.