Copyright at USU

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Including the Works of Others


How to Obtain Permission by Format

To use copyrighted works in a classroom or publication, the status and ownership of the copyright must be determined. This will vary greatly depending on the format of the material and how the material is going to be used.

  • Books

    Books require you to contact the publisher to ask permission to use the material. If the book has a creative comons license you need to understand what this licensing allows you to do.

  • Theses and Dissertations

    At Utah State University, students are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted works in their thesis or dissertation. The Graduate School requires a copy of permission to use copyrighted material be placed at the end of the work. Students retain the copyright of their work.

  • Articles

    Articles require you to contact the publisher to ask permission to use the material. If the article has a creative commons license you need to understand what this licensing allows you to do.


Utah State University Press

The University Press provides some guidelines and FAQ for copyright on specific areas.

E-reserve Guidelines: http://www.usu.edu/usupress/pdf/CornellEReserveGuidelines.pdf

Permissions FAQ: http://www.usu.edu/usupress/pdf/PermissionFAQs_AAUP.pdf