This guide is a collection of resources to help you assess whether and how you can use a copyrighted work.
If you determine that the work is protected by copyright and your use does not fit in one of the exceptions, then you need permission to use the work. To figure out how to get permission, check out the resources on this page.
Loyola License Agreements - It is possible that a work is part of a database already licensed by Loyola. In that case, the license agreement governs use of the work.
Creative Commons License - Some works allow limited types of uses through a Creative Commons License. If that is the case, the work should clearly identify the terms of the Creative Commons License. Anything beyond the terms would not be a permitted use.
Use of Copyrighted Works by University Faculty, Has Loyola University Chicago Obtained Rights to Use the Work? Source: Loyola University Chicago.
If you need to contact the copyright owner for permission, you first need to determine who owns the copyright. Sometimes determining copyright ownership is difficult. Copyright owners may not include copyright notices on works, may transfer ownership, or may not register the work or transfers of the work with the Copyright Office. Here are some ideas of where to check for determining copyright ownership:
Copyright Clearance Service - Loyola University's Printing Services has a process for obtaining permission to use a copyrighted work. According to University guidelines, faculty and staff must follow Printing Services procedures.
Use of Copyrighted Work by University Faculty - Guidelines from the Loyola University Chicago on copyright and getting permission to use copyrighted work.