The following are sample model letters requesting
permission to use copyrighted works. These model letters should
be reviewed and modified to fit the specifics of your request. Your
letter should provide complete and accurate information and include
a self-addressed stamped envelope to expedite the permission process.
For more information on what types of information to include in
your permission letter, see Appendix 2.
Obtaining Permission from the Copyright Owner. Many publishers
also have online copyright permission pages that can be used for
this purpose. For more information on locating copyright holders
and services that grant permissions, see Services
and agencies that locate copyright holders and grant permissions.
Sample permission letter referenced in
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Sample model permission letters from other
permission letters. Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue
University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) (includes overview and lists
of sample model letters for different types of uses and material).
forms and letters. Scholarly Communication Center. North Carolina
State University (NCSU) (includes Permissions Guide and several
letter requesting permission. Office of General Counsel, University
of Texas System (general purpose model letter).
forms. Guide to Copyright. Vassar College (lists numerous
sample model forms for different types of uses and material).