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Can you give me permission to publish an excerpt/photograph from a book at your library?

I am an author (or publisher) and I want to include this excerpt/photograph in an upcoming publication.

Permission to publish or republish creative works rests with the author of the work not the University of Toronto Libraries.  We recommend that you contact the author or publisher of the work to seek these permissions.

Public Domain

In many countries, the author's copyright expires after a certain period.  Check to see if the work you wish to reproduce is in the public domain. Public domain works must still be attributed to the author, however.

Country   When the work enters public domain  Legislation
Canada 50 years after the author's death Canadian Copyright Act
United States Max. 95 years or 120 years with several exceptions U.S. Copyright Act of 1976
United Kingdom Depends on the work type. For literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works: 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 see also: Intellectual Property Office
France 70 years after the author's death Code de la propriété intellectuelle
Germany 70 years after the author's death Gesetz über das Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte (Urheberrechtsgesetz)
Mexico 100 years after the death of the author Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor del 5 de diciembre de 1996
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