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Copyright Policy at Edgewood College: Obtaining Permission

A guide to how the Edgewood College Copyright Policy works

Getting Permission

The Edgewood College Bookstore has an account with the Clearance Center and will obtain permission for material for course packs, or for out-of-print books used as texts.

For other use, faculty should contact the center themselves. You must have access to the original work. The center does not supply original documents.

Permission Letters

  • Determine who holds the copyright.
  • Use College letterhead and return address; include 2 copies and a Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope.
  • Be specific about how you intend to use the material.
  • Confirm any permission given over the phone in writing.
  • For publishers, send letter to Permissions Department of publisher. Their addresses can be found in these books in the Library: Writer's Market (REF PN 161 .W83 2002) and Literary Market Place (REF PN 151 .L5 2001) or check the Internet.
  • Check the original for e-mail addresses for the author or illustrator. Author addresses may also be available on the Internet or in directories in the Library.
  • E-mail and phone permission are acceptable but best practice is to confirm in writing.

Sample Permission Letters are at these websites: