Bruening-Marotta Library

Copyright is a legal device that provides the author of a work of art, literature, or drama with the right to control how the work is used. Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.  The intent of copyright law is to advance the progress of knowledge by giving an author of a work an economic incentive to create new works.



Know your Copy Rights, 6 pages.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines, 10 pages. 

Information on Fair Use — Summary, 1 page

Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis, 21 pages. 

Diocesan Memorandum: Copyright Infringement Claims, 2 pages.