Campus at Thomas More College

Getting Permission

It is possible to use copyrighted material as long as you get permission from the copyright owner. When getting permission, it is essential to confirm that you have appropriately identified the copyright owner and that they have the right to grant you a license for your intended use.

A non-exclusive license can be granted verbally, but the preferred method is in writing. When asking for permission, it is suggested to include the following information:

  • your details;
  • a description of the material that you plan to use;
  • what you plan to do with the material;
  • how long you wish to use the material; and
  • if the use is commercial or non-commercial in nature.
  • The Basics of Getting Permission by Stanford University