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Permissions Cheat Sheet

MATERIALS DO I NEED PERMISSION? WHAT FORM DO I NEED?
A single quotation or several shorter quotes from a full-length source, more than 300 words in total. Yes. You must also include a credit line in the text. Materials Permission Agreement
A single quote of more than 50 words from a newspaper, magazine, journal, or speech. Yes. You must also include a credit line in the text. Materials Permission Agreement
All or part of poems or song lyrics (even as little as one line), or the title of a song. Yes. You must also include a credit line in the text. Materials Permission Agreement
Definitions from dictionaries, patterns from a pattern book, recipes from a cookbook. Yes. You must also include a credit line in the text. Materials Permission Agreement
Anecdotes. (If the author writes about what some identifiable person believes, teaches, thinks, hopes, dreams) Yes. However, the author can write about his life experiences or research without permission as long as he states or clearly implies that he is writing about his own story. Materials Permission Agreement
The author writes about any unpublished conversation and clearly identifies the parties involved by name, position, or any circumstances. Yes. However, any identifying elements could be removed and the reference made more general. This use would not require permission. Materials Permission Agreement
Case studies based on interviews with a company representative. Yes. Interview Permission Agreement
Interviews No, since consulting to talk with the author implies that permission is granted. However, the interviewee must be informed of the reasons for the interview. Although permission is not required, it is required that the interviewee sign a release. Interview Permission Agreement
Company Information and Public Figures No, but it should be determined whether this information is relevant, necessary, and accurate. N/A
Endorsements Yes. Endorsement Permission Agreement
Forewords Yes. Foreword Permission Agreement
Material deemed "Fair Use"
(minimal commercially insignificant portions of the text are copied, quoted, or paraphrased, for the purpose of comment, criticism, illustration, or scholarship)
No, but credit must be given to the source of the information. N/A
Material taken from other Wiley Publications Yes. You will need to include a credit line in the text as well. Submit your request to Wiley's Permission Department. Please visit wiley.com/go/permissions.
Materials taken from an author's own work previously published by Wiley. Depends on the agreement with the publisher, but in most cases permission will be needed. If the work was prepared under a work-for-hire agreement, Wiley owns the rights to the content. Submit your request to Wiley's Permission Department. Please visit wiley.com/go/permissions.
Personal Correspondence Yes, permission must be obtained from the creator/initiator of the letter. Interview Permission Agreement
Testimonials (about Wiley products) (praise quotes) Yes. Testimonial Permission Agreement
Trademarks Yes, permission is necessary to include a trademark or logo from 3rd parties. Many companies now have strict guidelines governing the use of their intellectual property. You should have the appropriate agreement signed and then follow any guidelines as set forth by the 3rd party. Materials Permission Agreement Some companies will provide their own permission agreement for use of their intellectual property.
Web pages Yes. You will need to include the URL as a credit line. Web Page Permission Agreement
Charts, tables, graphs, and other representations where the author is using the entire representation. Yes. You will need to include a credit/source line as well. Materials Permission Agreement
Well-known concepts/theories or strictly factual information. No. N/A
Material which is a logical listing of factual or statistical information No. However, while the list or statistics may not be copyrighted, the expression (i.e. format, arrangement, or presentation) of such information may be. See Charts, tables, etc. above.
Materials of public record (court rulings, congressional debate records, press releases, stockholders report) No. However, be very careful that you do not take anything out of context from the original work. N/A
Official U.S. government publications (that are prepared by an officer or employee of the federal government as part of that person's official duties). Most federal documents are not copyright protected and thus do not require permission. However, some documents have been prepared by a civilian contractor of the federal government. These may carry copyright, not by the federal government, but by the individual that prepared the document. Copyright notice will be added to these documents, and permission will be needed from the copyright owner (not the federal government) If permission is required, use the Materials Permission Agreement
Materials prepared by state and local governments. These materials do not fall under the same guidelines as those of US government publications. The state and local government is free to decide what materials are to be copyright protected. If the material is copyright protected, permission is needed. If permission is required, use the Materials Permission Agreement
Photos, Cartoons and other illustrations Yes. Depending on the type of illustration, you will need to use the:
Graphics Permission Agreement
Photo Permission Agreement
Model Release Form/Model Release for a Minor
Photographs of specific products (computer hardware, printers, cameras) and the brand name is clearly shown Yes. It is a better practice to hide or cover any brand or manufacturing identifying characteristics. If you have digitally removed the brand identifier, permission is not needed. Materials Permission Agreement
Screen shots
(we should avoid using screen shots of sites containing real names, contact information, email addresses, and user IDs. Also, we should avoid sites containing content that probably wasn't created by the website owner (such as a website that gathers news from other sources or a fan page that contains album covers)
Yes. However, we do not need to obtain permission for trademarks that are found in a screen shot if the trademark does not belong to the website owner and the screen shot is only being used within the text of a book. This would apply to photos of a famous person contained within the screen shot.
Screen shots from government sites or directory-type sites (compilations, listings, etc) can be used without permission.
Screen Shot Permission Agreement
Scrap Art No. If scrap art is used to create illustrations, extreme caution should be used. The illustrator should study and review the art, put the drawings away and create an original drawing. Scrap art should be used for occasional reference only. Do not scan scrap art. This must be an original illustration. N/A