If your use of another person’s work is not covered under Fair Use, you may need to request permission from the rights holder.
- Obtaining Copyright Permissions, University of Michigan Copyright Office
- Copyright Clearance Center, a for-profit company that will negotiate permissions, for a fee
Easier than obtaining permission may be to locate openly licensed or royalty-free media that can serve the same purpose. In some cases (especially for scholarly or teaching uses), permission may not be required because fair use will apply. To learn more, check out Images, Film, Music, Media.