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Send the copyright holder an email or a letter. Include the following information:

Keep a copy of the response for your files giving you permission to use the "copyrighted works." Faculty, send a copy of the permission to your campus Copyright Officer.

There are several websites that have information on how to write a letter and templates on how to request permission to use copyrighted work, as well as websites that have templates you can use. They include:

These are samples of letters created by a Washington State Community College:

Next, learn what to do if permission is denied.

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updated: 8/15/11