WestEd Materials That Are Copyrighted

Unless your use of material copyrighted by WestEd is determined to fall in the category of “fair use,” you must request permission from WestEd to use the material.

Books, Videos, DVDs, & CD-ROMs

Permission may be granted for use of excerpts from a book, video, DVD, or CD-ROM copyrighted by WestEd. A fee may be required.

Some WestEd books feature sample chapters on the WestEd website. These may be downloaded for a single reader’s one-time use. They may not be reproduced.

Links to sample chapters on the WestEd website are free and require no permission.

Please note: Not all books, videos, DVDs, or CD-ROMs by WestEd authors are published by WestEd. In such cases, request permission directly from the copyright holder.

Graphics, Including Charts, Photographs, Illustrations, Cartoons

The graphic design of and graphics in WestEd materials may not be reproduced without permission. In cases when a graphic is not copyrighted by WestEd but is used by WestEd with permission, request permission directly from the copyright holder.

Workshop Materials

WestEd programs and projects offer a broad array of professional development services. Materials that accompany WestEd workshops, seminars, and consulting services are copyrighted by WestEd. To request permission to reproduce such materials, contact WestEd.

R&D Alert Newsletter, Knowledge Briefs, & Policy Briefs

R&D Alert. This WestEd newsletter is available by free subscription and may be downloaded for free from the WestEd website. Articles or the whole newsletter may be disseminated by others with the permission of WestEd. No fee is required.

Links to the newsletter on the WestEd website are free and require no permission.

Knowledge Briefs. These 12- to 16-page, single-topic WestEd publications are available for sale and may be downloaded for free from the WestEd website. Permission may be granted for use of excerpts or to license use of entire issues. A fee may be required.

Links to Knowledge Briefs on the WestEd website are free and require no permissions.

Policy Briefs. These 2- to 4-page publications are available for free and may be downloaded for free from the WestEd website. Entire issues may be disseminated by others. No permission is required. If quoting or reproducing an excerpt, Please credit the source as follows:

From WestEd Policy Brief, [title, month, year]. Copyright [year] WestEd. Used with permission.

Links to Policy Briefs on the WestEd website are free and require no permissions.

Policy Perspectives

WestEd publishes Policy Perspectives as a free service, in print and usually on the WestEd website. Each issue typically presents a chapter or equivalent excerpt of a high-profile book and is reproduced by WestEd with the permission of the copyright holder.

Links to Policy Perspectives on the WestEd website are free and require no permissions.

Please note: WestEd is not authorized to grant permission for any use of the content of Policy Perspectives beyond linking to the URL on the WestEd website. Contact the copyright holder directly.

Web pages

All WestEd website pages are protected by WestEd copyright. To reproduce WestEd webpages or downloadable PDFs, request permission (except as noted above for issues of WestEd Policy Briefs).

Links to web pages on the WestEd website are free and require no permissions.