University Library

Service & Advice on German Copyright Law

Questions about copyright? – The Copyright Office helps!

The University Library's Copyright Office offers a wide range of services to provide you with the best possible support in all questions relating to German copyright. The service is open to all students and scientists of the University!

Main Topics

Copyright is a constant factor in academic work. Hardly any area is not affected in some way by copyright regulations.

Be it simple actions like scanning, copying or citing or advanced activities like publishing or lectures. Copyright always plays an important role in what you may do or not.

Here you can see an overview of the most important topics on which the Copyright Office can advise you:

Forms of Consultancy

Our forms of consultancy are as individual as the questions. We are there for you both digitally and personally and are happy to respond to individual requests.

Individual Counselling

Group Events

 By Telephone  Small/Research/Study groups
 Via Mail  Workshops
 Via Zoom  Q&A
 In Person  Lectures


Creative Commons Licenses

This type of license has become increasingly important in recent years and is now the standard license for Open Access content.

  Initial information and tips regarding the meaning and handling of these licenses 

German Copyright Law & research data

It is commonly known that written research results are protected. However, when it comes to raw data and its scope of protection, there is often uncertainty. One reason are the various formats in the field of research data, which means that generalizations are hardly possible. Another reason is that the so-called ancillary copyright play a major role due to the difficult copyright situation with research data.

Below you will find some helpful information that will enable you to get started with the subject: