Copyright Guidelines

Please note that you must own the copyright for any work that you upload to ScholarWorks@Towson, or, if you have transferred your copyright to someone else, like a journal or book publisher, you must have permission to upload the work to an online open access repository. In addition, if your work contains any third-party copyrighted material—such as images, charts and figures, music, video or sound recordings, or quotations from text—you must either (1) acquire written permission from the respective copyright owners to reproduce this material and to upload it to an online repository, or (2) determine that your use of such material is permitted under fair use. If you are unsure if your use of copyrighted content qualifies as fair use, or if you have any other questions regarding copyright and ScholarWorks@Towson, contact Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian Rick Davis at