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Copyright Tips

A self-service guide to analyzing copyright questions

How do I obtain permission?  

  • Determine if permission is needed. (See How to Analyze a Copyright Problem)
  • Identify the owner.
  • Identify the rights needed.
  • Contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required.
  • Get your permission agreement in writing.

See more at Stanford Universities Libraries informational page the Basics of Getting permission

If you need assistance getting permission for copyrighted material please contact Cory Budden at or Donna Maher at

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