- Work published on or before December 31, 1922 is in the public domain.1
- Work published between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1978 is protected for a term of 95 years from the date of publication.1
- Work published between 1923 and December 31, 1963 may or may not be in the public domain. You should check Stanford Determinator to determine renewal status.1
- After 1978, copyright runs for 70 years from the date the author dies, whether the work was published or not.1
- You may include in a course persistent links to electronic journal articles found in databases licensed by University of Detroit Mercy Libraries.
- You may NOT download electronic journal articles into your course from databases leased by University of Detroit Mercy Libraries.
- You may include citations to journal print articles in an online course or syllabus.
- You may NOT make digital copies of print journal articles to include in an online course or syllabus.
- You may download open source journal articles into a course provided you include the citation to the work.
- You may download U.S. Federal Government works into course, including, research, facts, and data.
- Downloading of full-text journal articles are normally not allowed under the UDM Libraries database licenses. To view all license privileges and restrictions go to http://research.udmercy.edu/find/databases/ and click on Show/Hide Database Details for each database.
- Chapters of books, plays, poetry may NOT be photocopied and placed in course packs without written permission.
- UDM full copyright policy for reserve materials is found at: http://research.udmercy.edu/policies/integrity/
- One copy of a complete article may be placed on reserve, but may NOT be used from term-to-term.
- A maximum of one copy of a journal article per fifteen students may be placed on reserve, but may NOT be used from term-to-term.
- Photocopies of journal articles from licensed full-text databases may NOT be placed on reserved unless stipulated by vendor.
- University owned books, journals, and media (video, CD, DVD) may be placed on reserve on a term-by-term basis.
1 http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/copypol2.html — copyright crash course