Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Date: December 20, 1997
The following is our new permission-to-quote policy. This is a new direction for URANTIA Foundation and one that we hope will assist all of us to better disseminate the teachings, principles and doctrines of The URANTIA Book to the peoples of the world.
URANTIA FOUNDATION PERMISSION-TO-QUOTE POLICY
1. URANTIA Foundation shall allow any person, without requesting permission, to quote 1,000 words from The URANTIA Book in any publication, newsletter, secondary work, derivative work, or Web Site.
2. Any person who desires to quote more than 1,000 words from The URANTIA Book in any publication, newsletter, secondary work, derivative work, or Web Site shall:
a. Obtain permission from URANTIA Foundation.
b. Quote verbatim from The URANTIA Book.
c. Indicate text quoted from The URANTIA Book by the use of quotation marks, italics, or some means which differentiates the quoted material from the text of the work.
d. Reference the location of the quoted material by immediately following a quote with: The URANTIA Book, p.__.
e. Place the disclaimer, which appears below, on the publisher's page, the editor's page, or the table of contents page, or on some page in the first few pages of the work. If URANTIA Foundation grants permission to an author to quote material from The URANTIA Book in a movie or play, on a CD or audio tape, Web Site, or in or on some other non-printed media, the disclaimer shall be placed in the opening credits, or at any other location mutually agreed upon by the author and URANTIA Foundation.
f. Format the disclaimer by enclosing it in a box and by using a font of a size no smaller than that of the text.
This document contains quotes from The URANTIA Book, copyrighted(c.) in 1955 by URANTIA Foundation; 533 Diversey Parkway; Chicago, Illinois 60614; 773-525-3319, all rights reserved. The author(s) is using these quotes by permission from URANTIA Foundation, which owns the copyright. Any interpretations, opinions, or conclusions -- whether stated or implied -- are those of the authors and may not represent the views of URANTIA Foundation or its affiliates. __________________________________________________________
URANTIA Foundation has formed a Copyright Committee made up of members from the IUA, Fellowship, and unaffiliated readers who will check all work submitted for approval. Each submission is given to three different members. Unknown to each other, they are volunteers and have been chosen for their scholarship of the book. They are not editors nor are they required to critique the work given to them. They will be looking to make sure the work follows the guidelines above, and does not distort the teachings of The URANTIA Book.
If you have work that you would like to submit to URANTIA Foundation, please call, fax, mail or e-mail for submission papers. You will have to submit 5 copies of your work and the process will take about six weeks if not less.