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Tutorial: Permission

How can I find out what is copyrighted so I can get permission to use it?

The best way is through copyright collectives or clearinghouses.

For example, the Copyright Clearance Center (, and iCopyright ( provide permissions for written materials.

You might also try:

For music: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASSCAP), at, or Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at, or the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at

For theatrical performances: Musical Theatrical International (MTI) at

For videos and motion pictures: The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, at

Last Updated: 10/02/2014
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