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Copyright Resources: Obtaining Permission

Obtaining Permission

If it is determined that a particular instance of reproduction (physically or digitally) will require the permission of the copyright owner, staff or faculty members should request permission. Bear in mind that permission must be obtained each time an item is used unless blanket permission has been secured. Complete documentation of all permissions, denials, and other correspondence is to be kept for a period of three years. Being unable to identify the copyright owner, not receiving a response to a permissions request, or a work being out-of- print does not eliminate your liability for copyright infringement.
Continue reading for more detailed information at Policy Section XI. How to Obtain Permission and see resources below.

One way to make sure your intended use of a copyrighted work is lawful is to obtain permission or a license from the copyright owner.

Obtaining Permission for images

Obtaining Permissions for Films and other AV works

Start your search with the Internet Movie Database to identify who owns the film (listed under the "Company Credits"). Some of the licensing agencies are:

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