The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office provides help with copyright questions for University of Michigan faculty, staff and students. Please email us with questions or visit our website for more information.
The information presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.
For questions specifically about copyright, consider these options to connect with the Library Copyright Office for information and guidance. The Library Copyright Office gives regular workshops on topics related to publishing. We are also happy to meet with you individually to develop a workshop for your department, guest teach in courses, or support you with whatever outreach may be most useful for you.
For information about resources and services to support you throughout your research lifecycle, consider our guide onOpen Research and Scholarship.
Also see Huffman, S., Cotos, E., & Becker, K. (2022). Preparing to Publish. Iowa State University Digital Press.
Spotlight: A note on artificial intelligence and machine learning tools
Grant funders, publishers, journals, and professional societies are starting to develop policies regarding the appropriate use of AI and machine learning. This is an emerging topic, and it’s important to be familiar with the strengths and limitations of these tools.
While there are a growing number of funding opportunities and interest in publishing research on AI, carefully check for any policies that might affect your expected uses and reach out to funders and publishers as needed.