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Copyright & Licenses: Selected Tools for Navigating the Information Environment: Obtaining Permissions

Locating Copyright Holders: Resources

ACQWEB:  A directory of publishers and vendors

Copyright Board of Canada: Contact the Board about obtaining a license for use if a copyright owner cannot be located

Copyright Collective Societies: Links to collectives, such as SOCAN and Access Copyright, that administer rights of multiple copyright owners. These may be empowered to grant permissions and set conditions for use.

FOB (Firms Out of Business): Information about printing and publishing firms, magazines, literary agencies and similar organisations that are no longer in existence. May identify successor organisations that own surviving rights.

WATCH: A database of copyright contacts

Copyright Request Template: Students

SUBJECT LINE:  Copyright permission request for ARTICLE/GRAPH/IMAGE/OTHER

 MONTH DATE, YEAR

 

Attention:  PUBLISHER OR COPYRIGHT OWNER

I am requesting permission to include in my graduate THESIS/DISSERTATION/PRACTICUM the following material:

Authors or creators of the work (year of the work). Title of the work.  Journal or book or Web
             site  the work appears in
. City of publication:  Publisher.  Volume, issue, pages of the
             work.  URL of the work.

My thesis/honours paper/other project, entitled TITLE OF THESIS/DISSERTATION/PRACTICUM, is part of the requirements needed to graduate from the NAME OF DEGREE/PROGRAM at Vancouver Island University. 

My work may be available in print from the Library at Vancouver Island University.  It may also be accessible for free to a worldwide audience from the Library's digital repository called VIUSpace located at http://viuspace.viu.ca/. I do not expect any financial gain. 

Please reply to confirm whether permission is granted to include the above-mentioned material in my THESIS/DISSERTATION/PRACTICUM.

Thank you.

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT, FACULTY

ROOM NUMBER AND BUILDING NAME

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, BC

Canada  V9R 5S5

TELEPHONE NUMBER

E-MAIL ADDRESS

Copyright Request Template: Instructors

General Information:

An overview, Obtaining Copyright Permission to Use Digital and Online Content, is shared by Lesley Ellen Harris under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

It is good practice to retain such permissions on file even beyond the period of active use, and to include a permissions statement with reproduced material. 


Template:

SUBJECT LINE:  Copyright permission request for ARTICLE/GRAPH/IMAGE/OTHER

MONTH DATE, YEAR

 

Attention:  PUBLISHER OR COPYRIGHT OWNER

I am requesting permission to

SCAN OR DIGITIZE AND DISTRIBUTE TO MY STUDENTS

UPLOAD TO A PASSWORD-PROTECTED ONLINE COURSE

UPLOAD TO ELECTRONIC RESERVES

SAVE ON MY STUDENTS’ CD/DVD/MEMORY STICK

the following:

Authors or creators of the work (year of the work). Title of the work. Journal or book or Website the work appears in. City of publication: Publisher. Volume, issue, pages of the work. URL of the work.

Approximately ## UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE students will access the work during the 2011 WINTER TERM (JANUARY - APRIL) on a Vancouver Island University password-protected Web site.  The course name is CODE ### COURSE TITLE GOES HERE.  No profit will be gained from the use of the work. 

Please confirm if permission is granted to use the work.  If you prefer to grant blanket permission for the work, please indicate that preference in your response otherwise I will renew my request as necessary. 

Thank you.

 

TITLE, NAME, DEGREE

DEPARTMENT, FACULTY

ROOM NUMBER AND BUILDING NAME

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, BC

Canada  V9R 5S5

TELEPHONE NUMBER

E-MAIL ADDRESS