| CASE STUDIES IN COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS
Case Study 4.
Magazine Permission Granted
10/8/04: Identified contact information for permissions
specialist. Called and reached permissions specialist, she
said she would send the content licensing form; there shouldn't
be a fee to do what we want to do.
10/12/04: Received the form by mail, called permissions
specialist to discuss it, left message.
11/18/04: Talked to permissions contact. She said to fill
out the form and send it in to her attention and they will
fill out their part and send it back. She stated that "99%
of the time there is no fee." We can change the one-year
term to any number of years, or even for "perpetuity." Nancy
[project director] and I will meet and go over the contract
and fill it out together.
1/28/2005: Called to follow up on the Content License form
we sent in. Permissions contact didn't know what was
going on with it, or whether it was received. I faxed her
Called to make sure it was received, left voicemail message.
2/11/05: Talked to permissions contact and she said the
administrator overseeing approval was out sick. Our form
is in a folder with a lot of other paperwork for her. We
should have something by the end of next week.
3/24/05: Called permissions contact and left message.
3/31/05: Called permissions contact and left message.
4/8/05: Called permissions contact and she said the administrator
is still working on it. I asked for the administrator's
direct number but the permissions contact said that she
herself was actually handling it and the paperwork would
eventually come back to her. However she transferred me
to the administrator. I got the administrator's voicemail
and left her a voicemail message.
4/8/05: The administrator called back and said it would
be fine to sign off on our permissions form. She will sign
the document and get it back to us.
4/13/05: The permissions contact called to say she had
been trying to fax us the signed form for two days, but
the number was busy. Determined she was using the wrong
fax number, gave her the correct one, and we received the
signed permission form!
Called permissions contact and asked her if we needed to
sign and return a copy to them, and she said we needn't