If your manuscript uses substantial portions of copyrighted works in ways not covered by statutory exceptions to infringement or University Library electronic resource license agreements, it must include Letters of Permission from copyright owners or their licensing agents. These Letters of Permission must accompany your manuscript when you submit it in the e-thesis/e-project submission system.
If your manuscript includes sections you (i.e., the author) have previously published and you did not retain ownership of copyright, then you must obtain reproduction permission from the copyright owner.
If your manuscript includes material that you (i.e., the author) co-wrote with others, then a Letter of Permission from the copyright owner or owners is required.
If you are unable to obtain copyright owner permission and omitting this material will not detract from the sense of the text, then you must remove the copyrighted material, and in its place insert a page that explains:
- That the material has been removed because of unavailable copyright permission; and
- The content of the omitted material and its original source.
If you are unable to obtain copyright owner permission and omitting this material will detract from the sense of the text, then you have two (2) available options:
- Do not finish or publish the manuscript until the copyright owner provides permission; or
- Remove the copyrighted material and rewrite that section of the manuscript in a manner that does not change the sense of the text.
NOTE: Obtaining Letters of Permission can take considerable time so begin this process well in advance of the target completion date for the Thesis/Project.