If you write it then it is your own copyrighted material.
What I was trying in my earlier posts was to give an answer which was applicable in any set of circumstances so that future readers would be able to benefit from this thread, through the search facility.
If I put it another way:
the spoken word, the written article and the printed image/photograph are copyright of the person who wrote them or took the picture or, drew the drawing.
The actual subject matter of the article/drawing/speech, wouldn't necessarily be copyrighted unless someone photographed somebody's material.
If I write a chapter of text about my local town, the content wouldn't be copyrighted but my assembly of words would. So you wouldn't be allowed to copy/duplicate my text but you could write your own article about my local town. Likewise, if I take a picture of the Eiffel tower (nowhere near my local town
), I would hold the copyright of that photograph. If you did likewise, we could both have a picture of the Tower and neither of us would have breached each other's copyright.
Does that help?
All said and done, I would recommend that you do as others have suggested and write to the people concerned. In doing so, you may find a better way to acheive what you want to.