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Inquiry of permission of re-using a figure in our bookEdit
This is Dr. Jia He. I'm sending this message to inquire your permission of re-using one of your photos as Figure 3.5 in our forthcoming book. The photo is about seismometer, and the link to that photo is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CMG-40T_Triaxial_Broadband_Seismometer.JPG
If you don't mind, could you please allow me to re-use this photo in our book of "Smart Civil Structures"? The source of this figure will be certainly cited in a proper way. Thanks very much for your kind help and support. Look forward to hearing from you.
- @188.8.131.52: the photo has CC license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en), you can use as long as you can comply with the CC licensing requirements, not only the attribution requirement similarly to what you mentioned, but also the share alike requirement. Please read the license for details. Good luck with your book. Z22 (talk) 14:41, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Permission to use figure in a book.Edit
I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:
We are hoping to include the picture of yours:
in this book (Chapter 9, Figure 9.18b ). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you.
Please contact me at awarkoczewski at yahoo dot com
- @184.108.40.206: For this image, click the copyright/license on the link "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543256/figure/F1/". They also have Creative Common license. Z22 (talk) 16:19, 9 February 2017 (UTC)