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.
Using Copyrighted Materials in your ETDR
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.