The Copyright Librarian assists faculty, students, staff and community members in understanding copyright law (including fair use), plagiarism, and publisher agreements and other contracts for transfer or licensing of material protected by copyright. Our services include individual consultations, small-group workshops, and presentations on a variety of subjects.

  • Individual Consultations: Consult with the Copyright Librarian to better understand copyright issues related to your teaching, research, or scholarship, determining fair use or public domain status, and more.
  • Workshops: Workshops can be arranged for the UNT community on topics such as basic copyright law, understanding fair use and other exceptions, retaining your rights as an author, and many other topics. Workshops can be designed for a broader audience or specifically tailored to an academic department.
  • Class Presentations: Class presentations can educate students on issues such as copyright infringement, using the fair use exception, locating public domain or creative commons materials to use in works, and the intersection of copyright, plagiarism and academic integrity issues.

For any of the services above, please contact Kevin.Hawkins@unt.edu. For more information about copyright law, see our guide to copyright and follow our blog.  UNT has a collection of white papers for library staff addressing various topics in copyright law.