Why get permission?
Copyright is a legal regulation that prevents others from certain uses of a creator's material. Sometimes, educational institutions can get past those regulations due to exemptions and there is always Fair Use. But using these options can be vague and confusing. As stated by the Copyright Office in Circular 16A, "One way to make sure your intended use of a copyrighted work is lawful is to obtain permission or a license from the copyright owner".

Getting permission  doesn't always require paying. Often if the material is from someone affiliated with an educational institution, they are more than happy to provide you with permission. Your part is to determine if they still have the right to do so. Below are some steps that show you how to procede with getting permission.
Subject Specialist
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Karen Kunz
Librarian (Engineering, Copyright, Grants)
Tel: 541-885-1769

Copyright on the Internet
VLOG: How to get permission
Getting Permission
References
Books

KF3002.Z9 S75 2004. Getting permission : how to license & clear copyrighted materials online & off by Richard Stim

Permissions, a survival guide blunt talk about art as intellectual property

Websites

Getting Permission

Copyright Clearance Center
Last updated 11/05/2019