Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (Paperback)

How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off

By Richard Stim

NOLO, 9781413323139, 536pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2016



If you're using copyrighted material, don't get sued--get permission
Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don't, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder.
This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains:
  • the copyright permission process
  • the public domain (-free- content)
  • how to figure out who owns a copyright
  • website permissions
  • the -fair use- rule
  • school-related permissions
  • license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms)
  • and much more.
The 6th edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog.
Downloadable forms available at