| CASE STUDIES IN COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS
Case Study 6:
Freelance Writer Max A.
11/19/2004: Max A. wrote for a paper that hires all
its writers on a freelance basis. We are in the process
of contacting authors individually to obtain permission
to display their articles, as explained above. Max A. was
no longer with the paper, and the editor I worked with had
no information on his whereabouts. I did an Internet
search and found Max A.'s name on the website of an agency
that represented writers.
11/19/2004: I e-mailed the agency and told them I
was trying to contact Max A., and asked that they forward
to him my request for his mailing address so that I could
send him a permissions packet.
11/20/2004: Received an e-mail from Max A., in which
he provided his phone number and asked me to call him.
12/22/2004: I called Max A. and we discussed our
project. He provided his mailing address and said
he would be willing to sign our permission form.
12/22/2004: I sent Max A. a permissions packet, including
a cover letter and a list of the articles by him that we
have in our database presently. The cover letter follows
my standard format, and includes the sentence, "The articles
cited here represent only the portion of your material we
have already scanned, but there is much more material in
our files that is yet to be catalogued and scanned, and
we would like your permission to display your articles as
we scan them and add them to our database."
1/10/05: Received signed permission form.