Agreement to use copyrighted materials.
- August 26, 2004 @ 11:29amroninlibrarian says:A digitization project I have been working on has proceded on an informal understanding. Before I make the digitized materials available to the public, I want to get the agreement formalized with the copyright holder. The project involved digitizing complete past issues of a journal. Where can I find some good examples of permission to use copyrighted materials agreements?
- September 1, 2004 @ 2:07pmCarrie says:Are you talking about permission letters? If so, there are scads of
excellent examples on various web sites. Crews, Gasaway, Georgia Harper, Peggy Hoon - any of their materials would be excellent to refer to and all readily available on the web.
- September 2, 2004 @ 12:27pmTrishaDavis says:What's really important in this question is the fact that digitization work was done before getting the appropriate permissions. Kudos for taking the time and energy to get the permissions in hand before access or distribution.
Many folks (authors, editors) will give and enthusiatic "OK" to your digitization work without realizing the extent of their rights. Libraries and other third parties need to protect themselves by assuring that they have the correct permissions from the true copyright holders before beginning extense digitization projects!
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