Peggy Hoon is the LSU Libraries go-to for all questions regarding Copyrights and protecting your rights as an author. She can meet with you and discuss ways to protect yourself and your works when publishing.
"Universities create and consume copyrighted materials of all kinds as a matter of course. Faculty and staff routinely author copyrightable works as part of their teaching, research, and community outreach roles. Conversely, these roles rely upon being able to use other people's copyrighted materials. Copyrighted works are both the fuel and the product of universities.
Digitization and the internet have made it much easier to locate, reproduce and redistribute copyrighted material. With the lowering of the barriers to copying and re-using other people's work, combined with the effortless attachment of copyright protection, some knowledge of copyright law has become an inescapable necessity for university faculty, staff, and students.
Find out what a copyright is, what can be used, who owns newly created works and more. While you may not always know the 'answers', start learning the questions."