Permission is NOT required if:
Sections 4.92-4.101 of the Chicago Manual of Style 16/e, available at the library Reference desk, has a good section on the permissions process
Statute (law) is one thing, but case law negotiates the real-life application of statutes—and case law is shifting quickly. Publishers are challenging the fair use doctine by adopting licencing for anything besides personal information, including uses in education. Permission from the rights holder should be sought for any item uploaded in Blackboard. A good guide to the permissions process may be found in the current Chicago Manual of Style,available at the Paul Meek Library reference desk.
When making a permission request:
If you cannot locate the copyright holder, or if they are unresponsive, or if you are unwilling to pay a licensing fee, be prepared to use only what would fall within the terms of fair use or choose another resource. Be certain to include in your notes or list of credits a legal copyright notice for ANY material you use
If you cannot meet the photocopying guidelines, then you must get permission to copy and distribute the work. Requests should be sent on letterhead, together with a self-addressed return envelope, to the Permissions department of the publisher or proprietor in question. Include in the request:
The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) also has the right to grant permission and collect fees for photocopying rights for certain publications. It is often the fastest and most efficient way to obtain permissions.