Welcome to the Obtaining Copyright Permissions guide from the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office. If you want to use a copyrightable work that is not in the public domain in a way that would implicate one of the rights of copyright holders and is not permitted by a user’s right, you must get permission from the copyright holder. For more information on these topics, please consult Copyright Basics.
This guide covers the following topics:
Last revised on April 24, 2017. This guide was initially prepared by Robert Spence in 2011.
The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office provides the university community information about copyright. In addition to this guide and our other web resources, we provide the following services:
Although we provide information and education about copyright, we are not able to provide legal advice.
Note that some copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university: