Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request is an online course using Copyrightlaws.com’s unique eTutorial approach.
You’ll learn to write the best copyright permissions request, how to approach a copyright owner for permission, what to include in your permissions request letter, copyright permission letter best practices and much more. Each lesson contains a text lecture, further resources to explore, and a self-marking quiz.
- 10 e-lessons
- 4 to 15 November 2019 (Note new date!)
Participants do the work on their own time as their schedules permit. We don’t meet together at any specific times.
Syllabus for Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request
- Is It Possible to Simplify Obtaining Permission?
- Make Sure You Need Permission
- Identifying the Copyright Owner
- What Rights Do You Need?
- How To Determine Fees for Copyright Permissions
- Tips for Negotiating Permissions (see 5 tips below)
- Copyright Permissions Request Checklist
- Practical Applications and FAQs
- Best Practices for Obtaining Copyright Permissions
- Test Your Knowledge
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5 Tips for Negotiating Permission
- What you pay for content is a matter of negotiation. Start by determining your budget and the value the content has to you and your use of it before entering into negotiations with the rights holder.
- If you’re negotiating for the use of digital content, keep in mind that the content may be reproduced in a variety of qualities. Include a discussion in your negotiations about the quality of the reproduction in order to avoid a future complaint by the rights holder and possible moral rights infringement (right of integrity).
- If you’re adapting, translating or adding value to the content, ensure that the rights holder is aware of your use(s) of the content and agrees with your proposed uses.
- Think about how you’ll pay the copyright owner. For the use of digital works, it often makes more sense to pay a fixed fee rather than a royalty, especially if a work is one of thousands going into a digital archives or onto a social networking site. This is negotiable.
- Many rights holders are concerned about unauthorized uses of their works once they’re available, especially in a digital format. What precautions can you offer the rights holder that you will (and can reasonably do so) take to protect content? You could include copyright notices, encryption and a password protected site.
For a more comprehensive course on leading copyright issues in your library or organization, see the Copyright Leadership Certificate.
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