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Copyright Permission: Video

This guide lists and links to organizations that manage copyright permissions.

Whom to contact

To get permission to use a movie or television program, you need to contact its copyright owner.

The copyright owner of a movie is usually identified in a frame at the beginning of the film.

The copyright owner of a TV show is usually identified in the closing credits. 

Requesting permission and negotiating the license

We recommend contacting by email or phone first to confirm that they are the right person to ask, and to determine whether they wish to proceed by email or land mail. 

If you are using land mail, be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and send it all by Certified Mail so that you can be sure that it arrived.  

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