Copyright Use & Clearance Policy

In the Summer of 2012, I worked with a local start-up publisher as part of my graduate program to develop a Copyright Use and Clearance Policy. This allowed me to wrestle a bit with some of the trickier points in applying copyright laws to corporate practices.

This project is also an example of what many of my acquaintances fondly term my “Hermione complex.” After I had already developed a nearly-final, 7-page draft, the professor informed us the policy only needed to be 2 pages long.

Sample Copyright Use and Clearance Policy