How to obtain permission to use a photo
You can customize the attached sample letter and send it to the copyright holder of the material you wish to use. Note: It is an author’s responsibility to pay any fees the copyright holder may require.
Once permission is granted, you should send a copy of the permission-granting letter to your Communication Services project editor to ensure proper credit is given in the publication.
How do I know what needs a permission?
If you want to use a photograph, illustration, chart or other material that was previously published somewhere else, including on a Web site, keep in mind that permission depends on what you want to use and who controls the copyright.
- You do not need permission to use material that is copyrighted The Regents of the University of California.
- You do not need permission to use material produced or published by the U.S. federal government or any of its agencies. These materials are in the public domain.
- Material produced by state and local governments are generally under copyright; look for the copyright notice on the publication. Even if the copyright notice is absent, it is best to get permission.
Contact Cynthia Kintigh or your editor at Communication Services for more information.