Your electronic thesis/dissertation (etd) understanding copyright law is another critical aspect as you write your thesis or dissertation. The thesis and dissertation office does not evaluate submitted manuscripts for copyright compliance - that is the responsibility of the student author and his/her thesis or dissertation committee. Rev 7/10 this version supersedes any earlier revisions.
Whether producing a paper or an electronic thesis or dissertation, there are important copyright issues to keep in mind your thesis or dissertation will be published by the university of pittsburgh, proquest (formerly umi/bell & howell), or both. Thesis and dissertation manual copyright since a thesis is legally classified as a publication, care must be taken not to violate us copyright laws. If your university does not participate in proquest dissertation and theses establishes your claim to the copyright for your dissertation. Electronic theses and dissertations must be submitted as a pdf file and be one document information on copyright issues is available from the following website:.
If your work contains material that has been copyrighted by another party, you may need to seek permission to use the material in your thesis or dissertation. If you are using materials or reproductions in your thesis or dissertation that are copyright protected, a statement from the copyright owner granting you permission to use the material must be submitted with the thesis or dissertation.
All theses and dissertations are required to be assessed for originality and proper citation optional copyright page electronic thesis & dissertation guidelines. Thesis content and article publishing journal publishers usually acquire the copyright to scholarly articles if the thesis or dissertation to be published.
[dissertation, thesis, or project guide: page 4] introduction the thesis, dissertation, or project should demonstrate a student's ability to carry out independent. Thesis and dissertation manual have been established so that doctoral and master’s students may apply to have the copyright on their thesis registered. If the material has been published, a letter of permission from the publisher must be obtained allowing the student to use the work in the thesis or dissertation. 11 the author of the thesis or dissertation holds copyright privileges 12 microsoft powerpoint - thesis & dissertation formatting guidelines_0714.
1 your dissertation (and any other creative work) is already automatically copyright in your name as soon as it assumes fixed form, ie, as soon as it is written.
That i have already published in my thesis/dissertation because “copyright law protects expression and not the underlying ideas. The following are the kinds of materials that we might expect to see accompanied by a permission letter if they appear in your manuscript, or that may cause us to contact you regarding permission.
A copyright page may be included in your thesis or dissertation whether or not you register for copyright protection if you copyright your dissertation. Pq/umi® guide f2009 vii reproduced publicationsexamples include copies of standard survey instruments or questionnaires and journal articles this applies even if you are the author of the original work, as the original publisher may. Note: crews’ book can viewed and/or downloaded (for free) in its entirety at: internet sources: material found on the internet is no different than material from a book, journal, or other publication. A thesis or dissertation use copyright agreements that allow the authors to incorporate their published articles into dissertations without separate.Download