If you need permission to reuse a copyrighted work, you will need to contact the rights holder. This may be the work's original creator, the publisher of the work, or the employer of the work's original creator.
When you are seeking permission to reuse a copyrighted work in your own publication, you will need to explain:
Be clear how and where you will be using this work in your own. By doing this, you will avoid any future miscommunication or concern from the rightsholder about your reuse. Make sure to get permission in writing as well! The letter of permission you receive should clearly describe the scope of what you are being permitted to do, and/or be clearly tied to your permission request, where that information is clear.
If the work is part of a book or a journal article, check the Copyright Clearance Center ("CCC") first. The CCC offers transactional (case-by-case) permission services. If the work you want to use is registered with the CCC, you can get permission for most materials through them directly.
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For questions regarding grants, contracts, and other sponsored research agreements from external industry and commodity group sponsors, contact the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
For questions regarding patentable intellectual property or copyright in software, contact the Iowa State University Office of Innovation and Commercialization.
For general questions regarding university policies on patents, copyright, and trademarks, contact Barbara Biederman in the Office of University Counsel.