WebMD's general policy for third-party use of content published on Medscape from WebMD is as follows:
Please email permission requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information in the body of the email:
A. Content Description - Detailed description of the Medscape from WebMD material that you wish to reproduce (collectively, the "Medscape Material"), e.g., article name or specific excerpts, author or sponsor, and the URL.
B. Intended Use - Detailed description of both where and how you wish to use the Medscape Material, including:
We are currently developing an electronic form to help facilitate requests. Once active, the link will be posted here.
We do our best to respond to permission requests within 10 days. In some cases it may take longer.
We do our best to accommodate RUSH requests as we receive them. Any expedited requests, however, should include the word "RUSH" in the subject line and a desired delivery date in the email, so that such requests may be managed accordingly.
Following the permission request instructions described above will allow us to better expedite your request. If a request is incomplete, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed in a timely manner. We may find it necessary to return incomplete requests and ask for additional information.
There are some exceptions to WebMD's general permissions policy, whereby we permit limited third party use of materials published on Medscape from WebMD. Note that this is not a complete list of exceptions and WebMD reserves the right to evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis, and will provide an explanation for any denial of a permission request.
For any article appearing on Medscape from WebMD, you may post the title, the author, and a brief summary of the article (or teaser), along with the URL linking to Medscape from WebMD on your site. Also, include a note after the link to the article notifying your readers that to view the entire article (and all other content on Medscape from WebMD), a one-time registration is needed, which is free of charge.
In the case of archived material, we may not have the original or high-resolution graphic copies to make available for use. We cannot be responsible for obtaining these on your behalf; however, if we think the author may be able to assist, we can ask the author's permission to be contacted by you to obtain the material. We take our contributors' privacy seriously; we will not give out personal information without consent.
We occasionally receive requests for bulk reprints. If it is on behalf of a commercial entity, it will be routed to our sales department and a fee will be charged.
For educational institutions, we will provide one clean copy to make further copies. Please state the request for a clean copy in the body of your email request.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests to replicate flash and video at this time. If you have means of capturing these items yourself, please include this information in your request.
Any required fees will be indicated in our response to your permission request, and before granting permission will ask you to accept the price quote before issuing the grant letter and invoice.
Thank you for your attention. Please email all Permissions queries to email@example.com.