Requesting and obtaining image and text permissions for your academic monograph, trade book, or edited volume can be a daunting, perplexing, and time-consuming process. Indeed, what counts as fair use and what, by contrast, requires the approval of a copyright holder can be confusing for even the most seasoned writer or academic.
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We work hard to ensure that any permission clearance costs quoted by the copyright holder are fair. We understand the importance of working within a budget, sourcing affordable or copyright-free, public domain alternatives should the rightsholder not grant the request at a reasonable price. Clearance payments can either be paid directly to the copyright holder or via Lex Academic (we will forward on all invoices for you and your publisher’s record-keeping).
We are happy to liaise directly with your publisher, ensuring that permissions are being requested for the correct formats, territories, and languages. Our process is scrupulously organised, with all information being tracked on exhaustive spreadsheets. This ensures that all the relevant details are logged and updated without delay, including any limitations and restrictions, fair use analysis, and the permission status itself.
A common permissions hurdle involves your own work. Authors frequently find themselves paying hefty fees to reuse or reprint their own scholarly work in their monographs and essay collections. This is partly owing to the fact that they frequently sign contributor forms that give away the copyright in their work, which they provide to a journal or publisher for free. At Lex Academic, we help you to navigate the legal labyrinths required to ensure that you do not have to pay hefty fees to reuse your previously published work in collections of your own writing.
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