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Copyright Policy at Edgewood College: Obtaining Permission

A guide to how the Edgewood College Copyright Policy works

Getting Permission

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

  • 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: