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.
Copyright in the Classroom
Thursday, September 21, 12 pm - 1 pm, Online via Zoom
Wondering if you're accurately following copyright law when using copyrighted materials in the classroom? This online workshop will cover common in-person and online classroom activities and how you can do them within the bounds of copyright law.
Copyright for Creators: Visual and Graphic Arts
Monday, September 25, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Loyola Notre Dame Library IDEA Space
Are you an artist, photographer, or graphic designer with questions about copyright? This workshop is for you! You'll learn about how to protect the work you're creating with copyright as well as when it's okay to incorporate other people's works into your designs.
How to Find and Legally Use Images
Wednesday, October 4, 4 pm - 5 pm, Online via Zoom
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.
Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling
Tuesday, October 10, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Loyola Notre Dame Library IDEA Space
Do you create music or use existing music in your audio or visual projects? Then this workshop is for you! Learn about how to protect your own musical creations with copyright and how you can incorporate samples and other music into your works.
Addressing the Textbook Affordability Problem Part 1: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources
Monday, October 16, 4 pm - 5 pm, Online via Zoom
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.
Navigating Open Access Publishing
Tuesday, November 7, 12 pm - 1 pm, Online via Zoom
Open Access publishing fundamentally alters the way research is shared, ensuring that scholarly findings are freely accessible to a worldwide audience without financial or subscription barriers. This workshop will empower participants to understand the benefits and challenges of OA publishing and the various models of OA publishing as well as identify open access journals and platforms.
Copyright for Creators: Copyright and Podcasting
Wednesday, November 15, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Loyola Notre Dame Library IDEA Space
Are you a podcaster? This workshop is for you! Come learn about how copyright protects the podcasts you're creating and when it's okay to incorporate other people's works into your podcast.
To request a workshop on a different date or topic or in-class instruction, contact Danielle Whren Johnson at email@example.com.
Tutorials and Recordings of Previous Workshops
Missed one of our workshops? Check out recordings of previous workshops and our self-paced copyright tutorials.
Information about the following aspects of copyright law and related matters is available on the Copyright Information Center Research Guide.
- Copyright Basics
- Fair Use
- Public Domain
- Author Rights
- Video & Public Performance Rights
- Creative Commons
- Open Educational Resources
- Video TutorialsAdditional Resources
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.
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:
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.