This contrasts with those who do not register for copyright – authors without copyright registration can claim only actual damages and no attorney fees.
At Pro Quest, we make copyright registration easy—by submitting your application to the United States Copyright on your behalf and providing you with the certificate from the Library of Congress. Office of Copyright establishes your claim to the copyright for your dissertation (which you already own) and provides certain protections if your copyright is violated.
Practices are determined locally, and a student with questions about dissertations and theses should contact the graduate division on their campus.
Nine of the UC campuses currently make their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) openly accessible to readers around the world.
Using the ETD Administrator, for only $55, you can protect your dissertation or master’s theses and become immediately eligible for statutory damages and attorney fees.
Registering for copyright allows for the claimant to receive statutory damages set out in Title 17, Section 504 of the U. Code, which range from 0 – 0,000 plus attorney fees per copyright infraction.As long as your work is a Master's Theses or Ph D Dissertation / Thesis, Pro Quest is able to accept the work.In the United States, Pro Quest's policy is to accept master's theses and dissertations from all institutions which have been accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies (Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association and Western Association) for inclusion in the Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses database.2018-2019 Subject Categories Pro Quest Subject Categories 2018-2019 Academic Year Pro Quest Subject Categories 2018-2019 Academic Year (French) Pro Quest Subject Categories 2018-2019 Academic Year (Spanish) Contacting Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses Program If you have any questions, please contact Author and School Relations team at 1-800-521-0600 or via email at [email protected] Where can I find UC Dissertations and Theses online? Does UC require me to make my dissertation/thesis open access? If my campus has an open access requirement, can I delay access? I’m working on my dissertation/thesis and I have copyright questions. There is no UC systemwide policy or procedure for open access dissertations or theses.Republishing someone else's work, even in abbreviated form, requires permission from the author or copyright owner.You must receive permission from the author(s) and include it with your submission before we can publish it in your dissertation or thesis. Crews, a Professor at Indiana University's School of Law, has kindly given us permission to provide a PDF copy of his booklet Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities.Institutions worldwide have moved toward open access ETD publication because it dramatically increases the visibility and reach of their graduate research.To learn more about the policies at your campus, visit your graduate division website on dissertation and thesis requirements: Some campuses allow students to elect their own embargo; others require approval from graduate advisors or administrators.Killam Library provides access to the full text of thousands of doctoral dissertations and master theses, including many theses and dissertations written by TAMIU students.Additionally, interested parties will also find in this section a link to the Theses/Dissertations writing guidelines provided by the TAMIU Office of Graduate Studies and Research.