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.Copyright and Fair Use: Permissions

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Permissions

If you are seeking to use a copyrighted work, you may have to obtain permission from the copyright owner. The owner may be the original creator of the work, that person’s employer or a publisher. In some instances, you can contact the owner directly. In other cases, you'll need to secure permission from an industry licensing agency or a publisher.

Sometimes, the copyright owner may require a fee or impose other conditions. You have to decide if the cost and conditions are acceptable. You should feel free to negotiate.

Based on and used under a Creative Commons BY license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University, Kenneth D. Crews, director.

Determining If You Need Permission

Before requesting permission from a copyright owner, make sure you need permission.

You might not need permission if:

Based on and used under a Creative Commons BY license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University, Kenneth D. Crews, director.