If you determine that you will need to request permission for materials included in your thesis or dissertation, consider using this sample permissions request letter. 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 it's publication (or deposit) in proquest's dissertations database or in the unl digitalcommons provides an independently verified.
If they don't respond, your best course of action is to remove the material from your thesis or dissertation 8 i have a photograph i want to use in my thesis or dissertation that a friend gave me.
Copyright in your dissertation or thesis the table below shows general guidelines for determining whether the age, authorship, and status of a work means that it is, or is not likely to be copyrighted.
This libguide will provide guidance on how to prepare and submit your dissertation for publication by proquest dissertation publishing. Including material produced by other authors in your dissertation or thesis can serve a legitimate research purpose, but you want to avoid copyright infringement in the process republishing someone else's work, even in abbreviated form, requires permission from the author or copyright owner. Thus, copyright vests with the author of a dissertation or thesis immediately upon creation of the work, and no notice of copyright or formal registration is necessary students are directed to the article entitled new media, new rights, and your new dissertation , by kenneth crews.
Your letter to the copyright holder needs to make clear that you seek written permission to preserve (on microfilm and digitally) and publish (in print and digital form) your thesis or dissertation through proquest and that proquest may sell, on demand, for scholarly purposes, single copies of your work, which includes the copyright holder's.