Permission Request To Convert VHS to DVD

If you choose to pursue requesting permission, see Univ. of Texas System's site on Getting Permission.  If you are contacting a distributor, make sure that they have the right to grant the permissions you need.  Within the media market, a film may have multiple distributors for different rights.  Ask for referrals; many of the independent, educational distributors know who may be the distributors of your title.

Below is a sample request letter which may be useful in creating your request.  Be sure and include the following elements: name and citation of the work; author or filmmaker; copyright owner; media type; conversion format and number of copies; your contact owner; date permission requested; and date by which permission needed.  If the request is done by phone, be sure to record the conversation in detail and follow-up in writing.