Do you need to obtain copyright permission?
Then yes, you need to obtain copyright permission! This guide will show you how to locate and contact copyright holders and obtain permission to use copyrighted materials.
This guide is under revision as of December 2016. It was initially prepared by Robert Spence, JD candidate, University of Michigan Law School as an extern with the UM Copyright Office in the fall of 2011. We wish to thank Professor Sherri Smith, Professor Michael Rodemer, and their students in the School of Art & Design for their valuable comments.
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: