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Library Services for Faculty

Library Services for the faculty.

Copyright Permission

You will need permission from the copyright owner to use a work when it is used...

  • for commercial purposes. 
  • repeatedly 
  • in its entirely or more than 2,500 words.  

How can you get permission from the copyright owner? 

  • Put your request in writing. Use the example below to guide your writing.  
  • Put the following information in your permission request: 
    • Identify the work you want to use: Author, Title, format, etc. 
    • Determine what type of permission you are seeking: how, where, how many times, and how long are you going to use?

Helpful Tips:

Be sure to give yourself enough time to obtain permission. There is no required timeframe in which the owner or creator need to reply by. If you do not receive a reply, it doesn't mean you have received permission. 

Oral permission granted over the phone is legally valid. Good practice requires that you document permission with a letter the grantor signs and returns to you. 

Virtually everything is copyrighted. Faculty must ensure they abide by copyright restrictions when posting copyright material to Canvas.