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.

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Workshop Schedule

The following copyright workshops will be offered again during the Fall and Spring semesters. Stay tuned for additional date announcements.

Copyright Crash Course

This 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.

Fair Use in Depth

In this copyright workshop you'll take an in depth look at the fair use provision in copyright law by examining fair use court case decisions and how you can apply them to help make your own fair use analyses. 

Copyright or Copyleft?: Making Sense of Creative Commons

This workshop will take an in depth look at questions about Creative Commons licenses. What are Creative Commons licenses and how do they work? What are the implications for licensing your work under a Creative Commons license? Where can you find works licensed under Creative Commons?

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

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.

 

To request a workshop 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.