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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Copyright and Dissertations, Theses, and Master's Reports

This resource is intended to provide copyright guidance to Michigan Tech graduate students writing their dissertations, master's thesis, or master's report.

Creative Commons License Chooser (beta)

Don't know what license you need? The Creative Commons License Chooser tool (beta version) is here to help. Follow the steps to select the appropriate license for your work. This site does not store any information.

The original License Chooser is also available here.

Fair Use Tool

No tool can determine fair use, but using a fair use checklist or analysis tool such as one of the following can help you weigh the four factors as well as provide documentation of your analysis.

Fair Use Evaluator - ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

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The information presented in this guide is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

From the Michigan Tech Graduate School

All questions regarding timelines, deadlines, formatting, and submission of your dissertation, thesis, or report should be directed to the Graduate School. Email for help.

From the Van Pelt and Opie Library

All questions regarding copyright, Creative Commons licensing, reuse of 3rd party content (already published material) may be directed to the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Contact us anytime!

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