What is third party copyright?
Third party copyright refers to copyright works created by someone other than yourself. Examples include text, images and graphs.
You should undertake your research and prepare your thesis understanding that both a hard copy and an electronic copy will be archived and made available by the University’s Bodleian Libraries. Priority should always be given to preparing a thesis for examination, but steps can be taken during the preparation of a thesis that will make it easier to deposit in ORA. The information set out in this guidance only applies to a thesis deposited in ORA: it does not apply to the commercial publication of a thesis, nor does it apply to any personal use made of a thesis.
Some of the issues you need to think about when including third party copyright works in a thesis are:
Please see the Third Party Copyright in theses guidance note (in the box to the left) for further information
These instructions refer to material such as photographs, movie stills, other types of images, material available on the Internet, maps, extracts of musical scores, significant extracts of works (eg whole poems), commercial equipment plans and designs and so on. Acknowledgements are additional to the usual referencing that you include in your work when you cite other authors.
After permission has been granted, when including material where copyright belongs to a third party in your thesis or other works that are disseminated, you will need to:
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