Permission to publish - needs revision
- Dear Art Educators,
Something needs to be done to tweak this "permission
to publish" for art educators and teachers all around
the country. I did an experiment.... I spent two days
trying to get permission to publish one image in a
PowerPoint - just to show kids....and I still have not
heard back from the dollmaker. She sent me her link -
I found an image I wanted to share with you. I spent
about half an hour writing a very nice email of
praise. I sent her an email - and it was bounced. Not
an existing email address. I posted my letter to the
Dollmakers' list as they (some of them - not all) want
me/us to get permission to use any image from their
sites. In my P.S. I told them how much time I had
spent already and asked how much more time I should
spend? The artist did not answer my post -- but
someone else did - with a basically "till hell freezes
over" (not in those exact words) - "you can not show
that image - find another one" (those were exact
words). Well.... I know it will be impossible to find
another image that fits exactly the idea I wanted to
share with you - so you will never see that
dollmaker's name - or web site - at least not from me.
I promptly unsubscibed from that list. That is all it
took. Several on that list do not value the time of a
teacher. I have MANY wonderful names and sites to
share with you who do--and will soon get those doll
artists out to you.
When you really want to use an image on a site - and
want to ask permission. My method DOES work with sites
you really do want to use. I write a letter and tell
them to only reply if it is NOT OK with them. I tell
them if I don't hear from them I assume it is OK to
show the image. I have used this method since 1999
since I found it was impossible to get a reply back
giving permission to use an image. I got more
wonderful replies back sending me their blessings and
well wishes with that kind of letter (telling them I
valued their time).
So those of you who are hung up on copyright and don't
want to make a PowerPoint with getting permission to
use images - try my method. I will only give you doll
sites that have given you permission to show images in
What can we do folks to make things easier for
teachers? You folks don't have days to wait around....
Honestly - I did not write letters for every image in
my PowerPoints - nor did I have time to list my
sources all the time. I only did for the ones when I
was trying to show kids the "right way" to do things.
You'll never see my PowerPoints because they are not
"right". I may finish the two that are some day....
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