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Disability Resources & Educational Services

Sample Copyright Request Website Links

The following is sample text that can be used for a copyright request for a website or information from a group of links from a website:

October 17, 2014

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
617 West Main Street

Dear Gatorade Sports Science Institute:

I am contacting you on behalf of Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I am requesting permission on behalf of the University to use the following work:

This request is for permission to include the above content in a digital form within the University of Illinois’ password-protected course management systems for educational, non-profit purposes for the use of a student with a qualified hearing impairment. In addition, we request permission to modify content for accessibility purposes (e.g.- add closed captions/audio descriptions), as required by federal and state law in order to accommodate students with disabilities. The content will be hosted on the University’s secured network and restricted to course KIN 451, instructor De Lisio, term FA14).

Our information indicates that your company, __________), are/is currently the holder of the copyright. However, if you do not currently hold the rights, please provide me with any information that can help me contact the proper rights-holder. Otherwise, your permission confirms that you hold the right to grant this permission.

I hope that you will support our educational programs by granting this permission. If you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact me at the address and number above.


  • Velviet Adams
  • Office Support Specialist
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Disability Resources and Educational Services
  • Accessible Media Services
  • 1207 S. Oak Street
  • Champaign, IL  61820
  • (P) 217-300-1768
  • (F) 217-244-0014
  • Email:  dres-accessible-media@illinois.edu
  • Permission is hereby granted:
  • Signature: ___________________________
  • Name & Title: _______________________
  • Company/Affiliation: ______________________________
  • Date: __________________