11 Seeking Permission

OER authors can use this template to seek reuse permissions. Update the text as necessary to meet your needs. Permission can be granted over email. If you send it as a document, consider putting it on letterhead first.


Dear {Copyright Owner}:

{Flattery is a good way to begin- name the resource(s) and note its importance to you/your students; thanks and gratitude for labor/impact/public access.}

I am developing an open educational resource for use in an undergraduate course at the University of Texas at Arlington. The course explores {brief course description, not number}. I would like to include an excerpt from {resource- include hyperlink} in the educational materials under development by our organization. {Include precise information about the amount/type of content to be used.}

The final materials we create will be openly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license {or replace with open license choice and update link} and made available for distribution by UTA Libraries via their Mavs Open Press catalog. Your resource would be marked as noted below (or with an attribution statement of your choice) and will not fall under the open license of the resource unless you would like it to do so.

Copyright {Content copyright holder}. Used with permission.

Your name will also be included in the book’s metadata and acknowledgments listing you as a contributor. Please let me know if we have your permission to use the text as described above, or if you have any questions about this request. Thank you for considering this request.


{Name/Title/Contact Info}




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