United States federal Copyright law grants the creator of an original work a number of exclusive rights, but obtaining permission should not be the first step. When solving a copyright problem, ask these questions:
The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at www.copyright.com is the first place to check for permission. CCC facilitates copyright compliance by providing one-stop-shopping for those seeking permissions to use materials.
Librarians can help you find out the cost of permission and how to get it. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!