Rights and Permissions

Obtaining permission to reproduce material from our publications is merely a matter of requesting it in writing. So long as we hold the appropriate rights, we are happy to process your request. Please note that the University Press of Florida typically does not hold publication rights to illustrations so we cannot grant permission to reprint this material. If your inquiry concerns material anthologized in Critical Theory Since 1965, edited by Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle, be aware that UPF does not control reprint rights for these works and you will need to contact the copyright holders indicated in the volume directly.

General guidelines:

Check the Credits: Is the material you wish to use credited to another source? You can find credit lines in the footnotes, endnotes, acknowledgments section, captions, and sometimes on the copyright page (p. iv). If the material is credited to another source, you must direct your request to that other party instead of the University Press of Florida.

Is It “Fair Use” or “Public Domain?”: Using very short excerpts from a text may fall under the definition of “fair use,” and as such, do not require permission. There are exceptions to this rule and the length of the original text governs the length of the usable material. Please check with the Permissions Department if you have any questions concerning fair use. “Public domain” refers to publications whose copyright has expired and are therefore available to reprint without permission. For a breakdown of public domain rules, please consult the helpful chart located at: http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm

Requesting Permission or Subsidiary Rights Information:

Requests for permission may be sent directly to UPF or through the Copyright Clearance Center.

Requests to UPF must be directed to the Permissions Department in writing, either by fax or regular mail. Contact information is as follows:

Rights and Permissions Manager
University Press of Florida
15 NW 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32611
Fax: 352-392-0590

Please include as much detail as possible, including name of publication from which you wish to reprint, author, and page numbers. Please specify where the material is to be reproduced, for what use, publisher and predicted print run.

For course packs please include title, author (if from an edited text, please cite the name of the volume editor as well as the author of article), page numbers, and print run.

Once your request has been received, the copyright will be researched to determine if the University Press of Florida is indeed the owner, and notification will be sent, along with any fee information. While requests are answered as soon as possible, please allow two weeks for processing.