Copyright Guide for Research Students: What you need to know about copyright before depositing your electronic thesis in an online repository

O'Brien, Damien S., Fitzgerald, Anne M., Fitzgerald, Brian F., Kiel-Chisholm, Scott, Coates, Jessica, Pappalardo, Kylie, & Austin, Anthony (2007) Copyright Guide for Research Students: What you need to know about copyright before depositing your electronic thesis in an online repository.


The Copyright Guide for Research Students seeks to explain fundamental issues of copyright in higher degree research theses, including the use of third party copyright material. The Guide provides real life scenarios of when students will need to obtain permission to use third party copyright material, Model Third Party Copyright Request Letters for obtaining permissions from copyright owners and a Model Copyright Compliance Table for students to record and monitor copyright issues in relation to their thesis.

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Item Type: Other
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Keywords: Copyright, Copyright Compliance Table, third party material, permissions, permission letters, substantial part, material form, moral rights, performer rights, thesis, theses, higher degree research, PhD, copyright owner, duration of copyright, copyright protection, Copyright Act, copyright material, literary works, artistic works, musical works, sound recordings, dramatic works, cinematographic films, sound broadcasts, television broadcasts, fair dealing, copyright infringement, exceptions to copyright infringement, research or study, criticism or review, parody or satire, criminal provisions, digital repository, copyright licence, licence, Creative Commons, downloads, references, attribution
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Damien O'Brien and Anne Fitzgerald (the authors)
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under an Australian Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence <>
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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