Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Copyright and your thesis

The OAK (Open Access to Knowledge) Law Project has published an essential guide for post-graduate students writing a thesis. The Copyright Guide for Research Students is designed to assist research students in managing copyright issues which they may encounter in writing and depositing their electronic thesis in an online repository.

It provides a broad overview of copyright law and importantly addresses critical issues relating to the inclusion of third party copyright material in a student's thesis.

The guide aims to simplify these issues through the inclusion of two sample permission requests, which students can use to obtain permission from the copyright owner before including third party material.

Another useful section of the guide presents scenarios of copyright problems that may be encountered and how to resolve them.

Remember the Library's
Copyright and Research webpages provide further information and resources to help you confidently use hardcopy and digital copyright material.



Photo by Mahmood Al-Yousif. Acknowledgment to the OAK Law Project.






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