How do I get permissions?
Identify the owner
First you need to identify who owns the work you want to use. Is it the author, photographer or publisher?
Material on a website may have a section on copyright or terms and conditions of use.
The time it takes for rights owners to respond will vary. Some rights owners may ask for a fee - you should never pay this. Never assume that the owner has granted permission if they don’t respond. It is best to start this process as early as possible.
More help is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I can't get permission?
If the material is essential to the argument of your work then you should include it regardless of whether you have obtained permission or not.
If your thesis is digitised, this material will be redacted before your work is put online. Any redaction will be clearly identified on a coversheet added to the online version.
Copyright and your thesis by Dr Jane Secker, LSE adapted by Marion Kelt, GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.