As you write your ETDR, you will need to be aware of several important issues regarding copyright. Please see the following pages for specific information.
Details on including a copyright page in your ETDR.
Options for registering your ETDR for copyright.
Information on fair use and when you need to request permission to use a copyrighted work.
For a thorough overview of copyright issues, see the excellent manual, Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities, written by Kenneth D. Crews. Dr. Crews is director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and a faculty member in the Columbia Law School. Previously, he was a professor in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and director of the Copyright Management Center at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has written extensively on copyright policies and fair use at U.S. research universities.