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Copyright Toolkit - Sample Permission Letters

These web sites include sample copyright permission letters that can be copied and adapted to your particular situation and needs.

This toolkit was not prepared by an attorney and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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From the Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office, this site offers advice as well as a model letter for seeking formal copyright permission.

The University of California System provides an excellent overview of the permissions process, along with a sample letter.

From the North Carolina State University Office of the Provost, this guide to seeking copyright permissions is in a question-and-answer format and provides sample letters for a variety of scenarios, including classroom use.

From the University of Texas System Crash Course in Copyright, a straightforward sample copyright permissions letter is provided, adaptable to a variety of material types.