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Copyright permission is the permission to reprint and distribute copies of an item from an existing master copy already in your possession. You may reprint and distribute the number of copies for which you ordered permissions. If you wish to distribute five copies, you must order 5 copyright permissions. If you do not have an existing copy of the item, you must order a digital or print copy of the item, as an order including only copyright permissions does not include a master copy.