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Online Permission Request Form

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Permissions for Albert Einstein’s Writings

It is the responsibility of the requestor to confirm authenticity, research origins and/or ascertain copyright for Einstein quotations.

Publication and Other Uses of Material

If you wish to reproduce material for publication in print, digital, or any other form, including but not limited to the uses listed below, you need to obtain the written permission in advance.

  • Publication in any hard copy form (i.e. book, periodical).
  • Use in television, film or video.
  • Publication in any electronic form.
  • Duplication in any networked or public site, or in any “virtual library” (but you may incorporate the URL for certain material, though not the material itself, in your personal hypertext).
  • Public display in any form of electronic or hard copy (except for a single copy for use in an academic lecture of seminar).
  • Duplication by photocopying or any other means for use in any teaching pack.

Permission Contacts

For unpublished material or for material originally published after 1971 or published in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, please contact Princeton University Press to obtain permission to publish reproduction of material.

For material originally published prior to 1971, please contact the Albert Einstein Archives at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to obtain permission to publish reproduction of material.

Other Rights

Einstein’s texts are available for publication in translation in many languages. For more information, please contact the International Rights team at

Einstein’s name and image may be licensed for use in commercials or advertisements in various media, including newspapers, magazines, television, film, or video. For more information, please contact CMG Worldwide

Fair Use and Public Domain

For some helpful tips about the principles of “fair use” and “public domain” works we encourage you to read our guidelines for use

Good Sense Principles

  • Ideas, themes, and facts are not copyrightable.
  • Limit your borrowing, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Avoid uses that replace the original.
  • Keep the borrowed portion as insignificant as possible a part of the new work.

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