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DCC Copyright: Permissions/Forms

Obtaining Permissions

The faculty member bears the legal responsibility for complying with copyright laws and obtaining copyright permission from the copyright owner, including any fees associated with that permission.

If you need assistance, please contact Courtney Stortz at (504) 671-5315 or

Why do I need permission to use a work?

When a work is protected by copyright, the holder of the copyright is given a set of exclusive rights over the work, including the right to copy, distribute, perform, and adapt the work. These rights are subject to a number of exceptions, including fair use and exceptions for classroom teaching. Unless your use of a work meets the requirements of one of these exceptions, copyright law requires you to get permission from the copyright holder before using their work.

Copyright Clearance Center

Getting Permission: Resources