Copyright and License Release Information
SOT requires that all presenters complete the SOT CE Course Speaker Biographical, Copyright, and Licensing Submission form. The form will be available starting in August of 2023. If you use material that you did not create yourself and for which you do not hold the copyright or that has been previously published, you MUST obtain a copyright release from the copyright holder or owner of this material. Proper attribution for this material must be included in your presentation and the electronic course book. This is for your own legal protection as well as that of SOT and is taken very seriously. Any information included in your slides should be treated as a published work. Any data or image that you would not include in a published article without proper permissions should also not be included in your slides. Please use the Copyright Clearance Center website for more information about copyright.
Almost all online journal articles have an option for securing copyright permissions through an automated process. Select options for “get rights and content,” “copyright permissions,” etc. to begin the process. The exact wording depends on the publisher.
For assistance and guidance regarding obtaining copyright permissions or completing the SOT CE Course Speaker Biographical, Copyright, and Licensing Submission form, please contact Kevin Merritt.