Re: song copyright question

Linda Solow Blotner (
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:16:26 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Tim,

In addition to my library position, I am also editor of Notes, the journal
of the Music Library Association. All the college needs to do is send a
formal letter/email to the author granting permission to use the lyrics to
the "Title" in his/her book titled XYZ to be published by ABC publishing
company in 9999. The author will want to include a statement such as
"Courtesy of Evergreen College" somewhere in the book, either with the
caption for the lyrics, in a footnote, in a list of other such permissions,
etc. The Chicago Manual of Style will give you fuller information.

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At 09:14 AM 6/15/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Please forgive the off-topic post but I'm at a loss and hope someone can
>help or point me in the right direction.
>The college I work for owns the copyright to the school's "fight song" (the
>Geoduck fight song). An author has asked for permission to include the
>lyrics to said song in a book he is working on. The college is fine with
>granting the request but is unsure how to proceed.
>Any tips, advice, pointers, etc., appreciated.
>Tim Markus
>Head of Cataloging
>The Evergreen State College
>Olympia, WA 98505

Linda Solow Blotner
Head, Allen Library email:
The Hartt School voice: 860-768-4491
University of Hartford fax: 860-768-5295
West Hartford, CT 06117