What we do to clear copyright status of used material

  • check files/sources on provenance
  • check credits and other title/work/rightholder information appearing on the work’s cover, packaging or otherwise (including names, titles, date and place of publishing)
  • identify information concerning copyright held in receipts, registers, files, collections management systems and other information held by the institution
  • search for additional right holders
  • check copyright policies of publishing houses, repositories and websites
  • ascertain the contact information about the copyright holder
  • multiple attempts to contact the copyright holder