Answered By: Curtin Library Last Updated: Dec 06, 2018 Views: 7
RightsLink is a digital licensing service from Copyright Clearance Center, that provides permission for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials directly through a publisher’s website.
To request permission through RightsLink:
- Locate the title page for the journal article or e-book via the Library Catalogue or publisher’s official website. If a publisher has RightsLink enabled, a permissions request option will be located adjacent to the title and abstract content.
Look for the following terms:
- Reprints & permissions
- Rights & permissions
- Get rights and content
- Request permissions
- Click on the “Rights & Permissions” (or similar) link, and you will be directed to the RightsLink order page.
- Select your permission options from the drop down menus. Ensure you select the correct type of use, e.g. “reuse in a thesis/dissertation”.
- A publisher may charge a permission fee. You may obtain a price quote in advance by using the “quick price” button. All charges are set by the publisher and require payment prior to issue of licence permission.
- Follow all prompts to finalize the order, register an account, and check out your order.
Depending on the type of permission request RightsLinks will:
- provide the licence immediately via email confirmation,
- indicate a timeframe in which the publisher will review and respond to the request.
A licence agreement generated from a RightsLink permission request is sufficient copyright clearance for Thesis Students, and may be attached to the thesis appendix.