Copyright Links for ETDs

Copyright Ownership – Who owns what?

This site answers common questions concerning copyright exceptions, joint authorship, transfer of copyright and other issues.

How to obtain Permission to Use Copyrighted Work

A step-by-step guide to securing permission to use copyrighted works.

Publisher Copyright Policies

This site provides a searchable database of publishers' permissions concerning copyright transfer agreements

Sample Copyright Permission Letter

Pre-formatted letter that allow you to just fill in the blanks.

Register Your Copyright

Secure your copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office

Creative Commons

Creative Commons provides license agreements that provide more flexibility than U.S. Copyright Law.

Elsevier  - Author's rights

Wiley-Blackwell – Author's rights