Answered By: Doris Oliver
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015     Views: 32

At Stevens, students retain the intellectual property rights for their theses and dissertations. It is important, however, to recognize that issues may arise with copyright if a thesis or dissertation consists in part of work that has been published in books or journals prior to completion of the thesis or dissertation. UMI/Proquest provides this guide to understanding copyright and copyright infringement:

UMI/Proquest also includes information written by Kenneth Crews, a professor at Indiana University on the issue of copyright.  His work covers how to request permission from publishers, and sample permission letters:

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all portions of their dissertation adhere to copyright law.

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