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Use, Permission, and Copyright Guidelines

Be it artistic, literary, or musical, creators of original works are protected by copyright laws. All of Tarsha Jordan's works, images, text, and name are copyright or trademark protected and may not be used or reproduced without permission from Tarsha Jordan.

This section includes information about copyright law that we hope will be helpful and guidelines for common requests we receive for the use of Tarsha's work.

If you are working on a project that in any way incorporates Tarsha's books, artwork, or name, please review the information in this section.


Should you have any questions, please contact Tarsha Jordan by emailing

General Copyright & Trademark Information

When original works, be it artistic, literary, musical, are first created, the copyright of the work immediately becomes the property of the creator (it is considered "intellectual property").


Federal copyright law gives the copyright owner exclusive rights to reproduce the work, create derivative works (work based on the original work), and give others permission to use, copy, or modify the work.

Trademarks are another kind of intellectual property. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of one party's goods from those of others.


Tarsha Jordan's name and her signature logotype were trademarked and are the property of Tarsha Jordan. Only she is permitted to use or give permission for others to use these trademarks.

For more information about copyright law, you might be interested in visiting The Library of Congress website

Permission Requests and Guidelines

If you plan to reproduce, record, or duplicate Tarsha's work or create materials based on her work, you must first receive permission to do so.


This includes any storytimes or workshops based on or about Tarsha's work (exceptions: if the program is a classroom exercise, one-time play, or storytime program in a school or library.)

Personal and Educational Use

For the use of Tarsha Jordan's work, we are happy to accommodate, as long as the materials created are not being sold or distributed in any way.

Examples of Personal or Educational Use might include:

  • Designing and painting a MURAL for a school or library

  • Including a LINK to Tarsha Jordan's website for use in a school project or educational website

  • To make a PHOTOCOPY Tarsha Jordan’s work

We have created guidelines for each of these categories that we hope will be helpful.

All OTHER requests must be submitted for approval to

Commercial Use

Any use that does not adhere to the personal or educational guidelines listed above must be submitted for review. We generally do not allow for any commercial use that includes sale or distribution such as:

  • Video/film recordings

  • Audio recordings

  • Printed or published materials

  • Any internet use (we are very careful about the use and distribution of digital images and tend not to allow for internet use)

  • Educational materials for the classroom

  • Performances and productions that charge admission or that are performed more than once (One-time-only in-school/classroom performances excluded)

  • Storytime programs that charge admission or are being offered on an ongoing basis

  • Art workshops that charge admission or are being offered on an ongoing basis


If you are writing from a School or Library and are interested in creating a mural based on Tarsha Jordan's illustrations, please send us details about your mural design for review.
We will need the following information about your mural project:

  • The size of the mural

  • Who will be painting the mural (students, parents, artists?)

  • Other features of the mural, including other images, text, or characters from other books/authors

  • Any additional information which will help us in our consideration of permission.

Website Linking

If you are a school or library or a college student, you are welcome to link directly to the index page of Tarsha Jordan's Website at for use on the website at your school or library.

Please send the URL for your website to Tarsha Jordan at - for our records.

We retain the right to have the link removed at our discretion.


Photocopiers are, perhaps, one of the most prevalent threats to copyright-protected materials today. But not all photocopying is necessarily an unlawful act.
Copyright laws allow people to use portions of copyrighted material under "fair use."
This includes photocopying one copy of an article or a small portion of a book for personal non-commercial use.

Children's picture books fall into a category called "Special Works," which has its own set of guidelines.
Photocopying of Special Works is limited to no more than ten percent (10%) of the book's total text or no more than two published pages, including illustrations; any more than this constitutes infringement.
All photocopied material must contain the copyright information located on the information page of the book.

However, using photocopies of copyrighted material to create games, charts, and other material, is not permitted under "fair use."
Using someone else's work in such projects requires the prior consent of the copyright owner, in this case, Tarsha Jordan.
We do keep our eye out for copyright infringement and remedy the situation as necessary.
Typically, if there is no commercial value to the material using Tarsha Jordan's images or text, we may grant permission (even retroactively).

Suppose the infringement is commercial, where revenue is being generated by sales or viewing of infringing materials. In that case, legal action may be taken to stop such violation, and when appropriate, monetary recovery may be considered.

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