The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17 U.S.C.) governs photocopying or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Web page creators must adhere to United States and international copyright law. Web page creators must obtain permission from rights holders and/or creators before replication of texts, photographs, graphics, trademarks, video or sound clips on a University Web page. This responsibility and any subsequent liability rest with the Web page creator, not the University. Full attribution for any material reproduced on a University Web page must be provided on the page. In addition, Web pages containing copied material must bear the proper copyright notice: “This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S.C.)” .

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, George Mason University has designated an agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement. The designated agent is Claudia Holland, University Copyright Officer.

Any such allegations should be sent to:

Claudia Holland
University Copyright Officer
George Mason University
Johnson Center Library, Room 227EB
Mailstop 1A6
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone: 703-993-2544

Visit DoIT’s (Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services) Copyright Basics for information about basic copyright issues or the Copyright Office website.

Last Updated: July 10, 2014