I recently received a request to reproduce screen shots of a program I have. I've asked for a copy of the screen shots and any text that applies to my material.
I've received all the information today. The screen shots show my program and the text talks about how to use it. There is a link to my website where you can download the tool and it all looks good.
I'm ready to give my permission, but the request has me spooked. "for future revisions or editions, derivatives, for sale Worldwide, in all languages, in all media... print run: life"
They also want me to sign the permission slip.
If I sign this - am I giving away rights that I'm not aware of - or am I being overly cautious and instead, should be jumping at the chance to have my work mentioned in a book?
Here is the request:
XYZ Ltd. would be grateful for permission to reproduce the 12 items listed below in the educational title detailed above. Permission is requested to cover the above title, supporting supplements, for future revisions or editions, derivatives, for sale Worldwide, in all languages, in all media, est. price £19.99, est. extent 462pp, print run: life, with foreign language translations by XYZ Ltd., or its licensees.
A full acknowledgment will of course be made to the source and copyright holder of the material.
[screen shot of my program]
If you can grant permission, we would be grateful if you could please sign a copy of this permission request and return it as soon as possible to [snip]
The request comes from a "Freelance Permissions Editor". New job title to me (and must be a hard job at that :)