Crews for Pro Quest (PDF) ⇒ "So You Want People to Read Your Thesis?
" by Danny Kingsley, Australian Open Access Support Group ETD stands for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
If the material does not fall within either of those categories, authors must receive permission from the copyright owner to include the material in their ETD. Each letter includes a second sheet with instructions for use.
If your ETD describes an invention or discovery that could potentially have commercial application and therefore may be patented, further conversation is required before you submit your ETD.
Emory University's Intellectual Property Policy does not assert copyright ownership of academic and scholarly copyrightable works created by Emory students.
Therefore, you are the copyright owner of your thesis or dissertation.If your committee approves the use of your published material for your thesis/dissertation, you must submit a memorandum to that effect to the Dean of Graduate Studies signed by your department chair. How to Acknowledge Previous Copyrights of Your Own Work Permission Letter from Copyright Holder You must supply a permission letter (or website statement) from the copyright holder (usually the publisher) of any published material used in your manuscript (excluding material covered by "fair use").The letter, which must state that the copyright owner is aware that "UMI may supply single copies on demand," must be submitted to the University Archives along with your manuscript.You are not required to register your thesis or dissertation nor affix a copyright notice to it to enjoy copyright protection, but you have the option to register your copyright through Pro Quest.In order to include in your ETD any text, images, audiovisual or other material not created by you or for which you no longer own copyright, the material must either be unambiguously in the public domain or fall within the parameters of fair use.Writing your thesis or dissertation is one of the biggest challenges of your academic career.This guide provides resources on writing, reusing copyrighted material like images or survey instruments, and submitting your final project to either Pro Quest or CONTENTdm and making the results of your research available to scholars all around the world.If you submit your dissertation electronically, you must include the letter from the copyright holder in the ETD submission as a supplemental file (see electronic filing manual).Acknowledgments Page If you are the only author of the published work, include a statement informing the reader that permission to use copyrighted material in your manuscript has been granted and identifying the publication in which the material originally appeared.Copyright protection begins automatically at the moment of creation and lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.After this term, the work falls out of copyright protection and into the public domain.