Answered By: Ana Enriquez Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019 Views: 5
If you do need permission, you need to identify the person (or entity) that holds the rights you seek to license and then contact that person to request permission. It is best to know exactly what permission you are requesting before contacting the rightsholder. If you already have a publisher for your use, it may be able to supply a permission form.
Here are some resources that may be helpful in identifying copyright holders and obtaining permission:
- Obtaining Copyright Permissions guide from University of Michigan Library
- Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders (WATCH), "a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields"
- Firms Out of Business (FOB), "a database with information about vanished publishing concerns, literary agencies, and similar firms"
Chat Live Now