Office of the Provost

Copyright Clearance Center

The Copyright Clearance Office, a division of Copier Administration, located in the Book Center, 4000 Fifth Avenue, was established to relieve faculty and staff of the time-consuming task of obtaining copyright permissions to duplicate copyrighted materials. Materials requiring authorization for duplication which are submitted to campus copy centers by faculty and staff are forwarded to the Copyright Clearance Center where an online permission process is completed. Permissions can be secured instantaneously or may take up to three weeks depending on the publisher. The Copyright Clearance Center charges a preset, nominal search fee; however, royalty fees are determined at publishers' discretion. (There is no direct charge to faculty and staff when Copyright Clearance services are used in conjunction with custom course materials produced and sold at Copy Cat.) For more information contact the Copyright Clearance Center, telephone 412-624-1468.