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Copyright: Permissions

Seeking Permission

If your copying does not meet the Copying Guidelines or Fair Dealing Requirements, you will need to seek permission from the copyright owner to copy the material for your course.

There are two ways to obtain permission:

    1. Contact the Copyright Librarian who will obtain a license (permission) for you through the Copyright Clearance Center.  Fees will be charged to your department. 
       
    2. Contact the copyright owner yourself to obtain permission.  Many publishers will have a Permissions Department or an online permission form that you can submit through their website.  Otherwise you will need to write the copyright owner with your request (see template below).  NOTE: Obtaining clearances for materials can take a long time (up to 6-8 weeks) so submit your requests early to be assured that your coursepack will be available on time.

Always keep a copy of any permissions you receive.

Acknowledging Permission

If permission was obtained to use a copyrighted work, include a “used with permission” statement when copying or distributing the work.  For example:

© Pearson Education, Inc. 2013. Used with permission October 30, 2013.

Remember to always cite your source, regardless of whether or not you need to request permission.

Permission Template

You can use the template below to request permission directly from the copyright owner.


SUBJECT LINE:  Copyright permission request for ARTICLE/IMAGE/OTHER

MONTH DATE, YEAR

 

Attention:  PUBLISHER OR COPYRIGHT OWNER

I am requesting permission to

SCAN OR DIGITIZE AND DISTRIBUTE TO MY STUDENTS

UPLOAD TO A PASSWORD-PROTECTED ONLINE COURSE

PRINT IN A COURSEPACK 

PRINT AS A CLASSROOM HANDOUT

the following:

Authors or creators of the work (year of the work). Title of the work. Journal or book or Website the work appears in. City of publication: Publisher. Volume, issue, pages of the work. URL of the work.

Approximately ## UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE students will access the work during the 2013 WINTER TERM (JANUARY - APRIL).  The course name is CODE ### COURSE TITLE GOES HERE.  No profit will be gained from the use of the work. 

Please confirm if permission is granted to use the work.  If you prefer to grant blanket permission for the work, please indicate that preference in your response otherwise I will renew my request as necessary. 

Thank you.

 

TITLE, NAME, DEGREE

DEPARTMENT, FACULTY

ROOM NUMBER AND BUILDING NAME

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, BC

Canada  V2S 7M7

TELEPHONE NUMBER

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

Template adapted from Vancouver Island University.

© University of the Fraser Valley,
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada V2S 7M8