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Permission Policies and Procedures
The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) recognizes and respects intellectual property rights and adheres to copyright law.
The following information will help guide you to an understanding of how ASTD exercises the rights of its published content.
The standard compliance under US copyright law is that any content published by ASTD may not be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods without the prior written permission of ASTD. The exception is in the case of brief quotations (no longer than 250 words) embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
For more information about protecting intellectual property and training, ASTD provides members a free chapter resource from The ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, 2008.
Members, download your free Chapter here: “Intellectual Property: Protect What is Yours and Avoid Taking What Belongs to Someone Else,” by Linda Swindling Byars and Mark V.B. Partridge.
Please be advised that downloading this chapter without charge is a member benefit and for your personal use only as a valued ASTD member. The chapter may not be distributed without permission. For more information about copyright usage and infringement, you may also refer to ASTD’s publication, Staying Legal: A Guide to Copyright and Trademark Use by Francine Ward, 2007 or visit www.copyright.gov (the US Copyright Office).
Requesting Permission to Use Individual ASTD Publications
Request to Photocopy from any article, Report, Infoline, or pages of a book—contact Copyright Clearance Center to obtain permission. For T+D, you will need: the exact title of the article, month and year of publication, plus ISSN (1535-7440) of the publication; for books, Infolines, and Research Reports: the exact title, author, and ISBN.
Request Permission to Reprint in another publication—contact Copyright Clearance Center to obtain permission, you will need the exact title and author of the publication as well as the ISSN or ISBN of the publication as well as the title, publisher, circulation/distribution, and price of the new publication in which the reprint will appear. Permission is required for paid and free distribution requests.
Request for Electronic Access or Web-based re-use: (posting on secured, pass-word protected intranet sites, e-reserve, newsletters or other e-publication)—contact Copyright Clearance Center. To obtain permission, you will need the exact title and author of the publication as well as the ISSN or ISBN of the publication.
Request for Use of ASTD content in academic course-paks or other academic purposes (electronic or print)—contact University Readers or Academic Pub.
Request for Students with Disabilities—contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request to Translate—contact email@example.com. More information about translations below.
Request to License ASTD content (more than 5 pieces), ASTD training materials, or customized digital content packages—contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about licensing below.
Request Bulk Reprints of individual T+D Magazine articles—contact The Reprint Outsource Toll-free: (877) 394-7350 Fax: (717) 394-7358 Email: email@example.com
ASTD books and other publications are available for institutional licensing in digital/e-format. For this type of licensing, ASTD offers a two-tier pricing structure. Licensing terms can be arranged for one-year, three-year, or perpetual terms.
Tier 1 is a basic "posting" license, which allows the licensee to post the material as a reference resource. This is similar to how a library houses digital content.
Tier 2 allows the licensee to post the material (as in Tier 1), as well as use the content as part of its training curriculum with delivery either in print or e-learning to staff or clients/students of the institution. There is no access ceiling for the term of the agreement.
The limitation of either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 license is that the content must be posted behind a firewall or through an access only portal and that the material cannot be "resold," which means a licensee cannot take the material and resell it as part of a program that will be hosted separately from the licensee's permitted access/distribution point.
An example of this would be if a college had purchased a Tier 2 license for a 10-volume custom ASTD Book Package and was to sell its courses and allow the e-learning course to be hosted on the college's client's intranet or website—this is not allowed. An allowable use is if the college sells "seats" to the course through its own e-learning distribution channel, as long as the course is hosted by the college IT/Web access point.
The following products are available for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Licensing. For more information and specific pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The ASTD Trainer's WorkShop Series (minimum quantity for license—5 titles)
- The ASTD Training Basics Series (minimum quantity for license—5 titles)
- ASTD Books Custom Package (minimum quantity for license—5 titles)
- The Infoline Archive (all published issues 2000 through 2010—120 issues)
- Infoline Single Issue Custom Package (minimum quantity for license—5 titles)
- ASTD Books/Infoline Custom Package (minimum quantity for license—5 books and 5 Infolines)
- The ASTD Learning System (Tier 1 Licensing only)
Other customized packages can be created by ASTD on your behalf; pricing is based on availability of content and licensee requirements. Content package development fees may apply. Please contact email@example.com
ASTD publications (Books, Magazines, Journals, Research Reports, Infoline, etc) are available to non-U.S. publishers for translation, including the right to publish, sell, and distribute foreign-language editions of ASTD publications. For more information about translation opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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