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
Copyright Crash Course
Tuesday, September 27, 12 pm - 1 pm, Online via Zoom
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. This workshop will be held online using Zoom. Login instructions will be sent to registered attendees.
Register for Copyright Crash Course
Copyright for Creators: Visual Arts and Graphic Design
Wednesday, September 28, 4 pm - 5 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.
Register for Copyright for Creators: Visual Arts and Graphic Design
How to Find and Legally Use Images
Wednesday, October 5, 12 pm - 1 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.
Register for How to Find and Legally Use Images
The New Copyright Small Claims Court: What You Need to Know About the Copyright Claims Board
Monday, October 17, 12 pm - 1 pm, Online Via Zoom
In June 2022, the U.S. Copyright Office opened the Copyright Claims Board, the new copyright small claims court to resolve copyright disputes up to $30,000. Learn about what kinds of cases go before this new Board, how the process works, and what to do if you receive a notice from the Copyright Claims Board.
Register for The New Copyright Small Claims Court
Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling
Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm - 5 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.
Register for Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling
Addressing the Textbook Affordability Problem: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources
Wednesday, November 2, 12 pm - 1 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 located open educational materials.
Register for Addressing the Textbook Affordability Problem
Copyright for Creators: Fan Fiction
Wednesday, November 9, 4 pm - 5 pm, Loyola Notre Dame Library IDEA Space
Do you write or read fan fiction and wonder if copyright law really allows these creations? Come learn about copyright law, fair use, and transformativeness and how they apply to fan fiction.
Register for Copyright for Creators: Fan Fiction
To request a workshop on a different date or topic or in-class instruction, contact Danielle Whren Johnson at email@example.com.
Want to learn more about copyright law? Take our self-paced copyright tutorial for teaching online.
Information about the following aspects of copyright law and related matters is available on the Copyright Information Center Research Guide.
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
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
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.