Model Permission Letters

The following are a few example letters for seeking or granting permission in various situations. These letters are offered as a starting place for drafting a letter suitable to your needs. The Copyright Advisory Office offers these materials as a service and makes no representation or warranty about the suitability of these drafts for individual purposes. They are a starting point for drafting permissions, and users should consult with their own counsel.




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