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E-theses and Copyright

Before depositing your thesis ensure you consider the copyright of any material you have used. The open access copyright and copyright for research pages have more information. Before undertaking your research you will also need to consider ethics and good practice and consent.

Third party copyright

Third party copyright material is material in any format to which another person or entity holds the rights. If you wish to include any substantial portion of such material in your thesis/dissertation, eg, an artwork or photograph, you should obtain the permission of the copyright holder before submitting your thesis/dissertation to Open Research Exeter (ORE).

If you have not obtained the permission of the copyright holder, you must submit two versions of your thesis/dissertation, one with and one without the third party copyright material.

  1. Whole thesis: File containing the complete text of the thesis/dissertation (including third party copyright material).
    The filename should be constructed from your surname and first initial eg, SmithA. This file will be withheld from public access and retained for preservation purposes only.
  2. Amended version: File with all third party copyright material removed and replaced with a statement such as: "This image has been removed by the author of this thesis/dissertation for copyright reasons.” When removing material from the digital copy try to retain the pagination of the original document.
    The filename should be constructed from your surname and first initial eg, SmithA_TPC.

For more information on copyright issues please email