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Step Two

Step by Step Guide to Copyright ComplianceStep OneStep TwoStep ThreeAppendix

Step 2:  Request Authorization for Use of Copyrighted Material


Lexis Documents
You may link directly to Lexis documents in your course Blackboard site or from other course materials through Lexis Link Builder.  When a student clicks on the hyperlink to the resource, he/she will be asked to enter a valid Lexis User Account and Password before launching the resource.  For more information, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Lexis Copyright Policy (Permitted Uses; Restrictions on Use)
This page contains Lexis's copyright policy, including a statement on copying, downloading and distribution of materials.  Requests for permission to use Lexis products may be made through the Permission Request Form.  Lexis will send you an automated response if your request complies with their terms and conditions.  If your request falls beyond the scope of Lexis' permissions policy, your request will be forwarded to the Permissions Coordinator for review and processing.


Westlaw Documents
You may link directly to Westlaw documents, databases, headlines and search queries in your course Blackboard site or from other course materials through Westlaw Integration Solutions. When a student clicks on the hyperlink to the resource, he/she will be asked to enter a valid Westlaw User Account and password before launching the resource. For more information, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Thompson/West Copyright Statement [PDF]
Westlaw requires permission for electronic redistribution, storage, or other uses. For reprint permission or uses that are not addressed within the above statement, customers are asked to send a written request outlining the specific material involved, the approximate number of copies to be distributed, and the purpose or format of the use.

Letters may be addressed to:
West - Copyright Services, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123
Fax: (651) 687-7551
Email: copyright.west@thomson.com


Request Authorization through the Law Library's Copyright Clearance Center Permissions service
The Law Library has registered with the Copyright Clearance Center to provide College of Law faculty with a convenient way to obtain authorization to share information with students and colleagues. Once you have determined that authorization is required, you may submit a request to the Law Library for processing. To determine if copyright permission is required, see Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Compliance: Step 1 Determine if You Require Authorization.

To learn more about our service and to submit an electronic request, please see our Request Authorization web pages and forms.