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Can You Use that Material? The Ambiguity of Wikipedia and the Finer Details of Fair Dealing

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In this blog from former editor Nadine Bachan, she sheds a little light on the not-so-clear complexities of Wikipedia copyright and the real deal behind what can and can’t be considered Fair Dealing (this is known as “Fair Use” in the United States).   Both subjects are often about finding the “quick fix” in permissions. Most people turn to Wikipedia and possible Fair Dealing items to avoid fees and restrictions...

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2 Basic Steps to Preparing Your Permissions Request

Publishing / Copyright And Permissions

So, you’ve determined you do need to request permission for something you’re using in your book. It might be a poem, it could be an excerpt of text, or it could be a single quote. But what exactly are your next steps? How do you know who to apply to, or where to find their contact information? What exactly are you supposed to say?   Here are the basic steps...

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Creating the Copyright Page for Your Book: What You Need to Know

Publishing / Writing / Writers Support Group / Copyright And Permissions

Self-publishing opportunities allow authors to reach their audiences on their own schedules and through their own publishing initiatives. An important step in the publishing process is securing copyright information that allows the author to write/create a copyright statement to protect their published book (often referred to as “the work”). This copyright statement is usually placed on the copyright page, which is a page that often follows the internal...

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Using Social Media Icons: What Copyright Allows You to Do

Copyright And Permissions / Social Media / Editing & Marketing

Newsletters, websites, business cards, advertisements — social media icons are everywhere. These icons are shorthand symbols that can send users to your company (or personal) profile on different social networks, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. It’s fair to say that most people know what is going to happen if they click on the Facebook icon in a company’s email or newsletter.   Because of their widespread use, many...

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You Need Permission to Reprint That! What This Means & Why Authors Must Pay Attention to It

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Copyright and permissions can be a tricky subject for any author to navigate. At TEC, we often get questions and queries from authors about whther they need permission to include an image, a song lyric, a quote from a book, etc. So, we thought we would revisit this blog post from 2019!   *****   Anyone writing a manuscript — be it a book, a journal article, a blog, a newsletter —...

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You Need Permission to Reprint That! What This Means & Why Authors Must Pay Attention to It

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Anyone writing a manuscript — be it a book, a journal article, a blog, a newsletter — has to understand only one thing about wanting to reprint material that has already been published: You need permission to reprint that material. That is, you need to ask permission from the owner of that material if you can use it in your own work. Copyright holders are most often publishers,...

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Permissions & Copyright: The Reasons Why They're Important

Copyright And Permissions

September 2015   We are reposting this blog from 2010 because the issue of copyright is still relevant, and the research challenges we faced with our project that year is one that we have encountered several times since. At that time, we were clearing photo permissions for Blood, Sweat and Tears by David Cleighton-Thomas (Penguin 2011). Searching for the Photographers TEC permissions editors just spent several weeks trying to identify photographers of several 40-year-old...

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On Organization: Packing, Permissions, and Persistence

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Two big events are happening for me this month. The first is that I’m a dozen items and a handful of loose ends away from completing the gigantic permissions project I’ve been chipping away at since I started my time at TEC. The second is that I’m moving house and having, after years of spontaneous accumulation and haphazard stacking, to not only impose order on my personal library,...

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From the Desk of the Permissions Editor: Trial and Error

Copyright And Permissions

When the year is coming to an end, it is often the time to wrap things up. That being said, this will be the last blog in the Permissions Editor series. This final blog will further explore the quest for e-rights and offer a positive look at the dreaded situation (and it will happen) when finding a copyright holder can start feeling like a wild goose chase.   E-Rights: Who...

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From The Desk of the Permissions Editor: The Ambiguity of Wikipedia and the Finer Details of Fair Dealing

Copyright And Permissions

In the second installment of this blog series, I’d like to shed a little light on the not-so-clear complexities of Wikipedia copyright and the real deal behind what can and can’t be considered Fair Dealing (this is known as “Fair Use” in the United States).   Both subjects are often about finding the “quick fix” in permissions. Most people turn to Wikipedia and possible Fair Dealing items to avoid fees...

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From The Desk of the Permissions Editor: A New TEC Blog Series

Copyright And Permissions

In her last blog, “The Texture of Technology,” Beth touched on the subject of e-books. Talk about e-books always prompts me to think about copyright. Well, most things prompt me to think about permissions and copyright these days.   I’ve been inspired to begin a series of blogs, From The Desk of the Permissions Editor, where I’ll shed some light and offer some guidance on the complex world of...

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Navigating the World of Permissions Editing

Copyright And Permissions

Plagiarism has become rampant in this age of instantly accessible information. There have been countless cases of stolen words, images and art, from student essays to photographs to musical compositions and lyrics. Just a few days ago, one of our clients found a website had included a large chunk of writing from one of her monthly newsletters on its homepage without her knowledge or consent. She asked...

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Permissions & Copyright: The Reasons Why They're Important

Copyright And Permissions

September 2015 We are reposting this blog from 2010 because the issue of copyright is still relevant, and the research challenges we faced with our project that year is one that we have encountered several times since. At that time, we were clearing photo permissions for Blood, Sweat and Tears by David Cleighton-Thomas (Penguin 2011). Searching for the Photographers TEC permissions editors just spent several weeks trying to identify photographers of...

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