Students must be aware of the existence of copyright laws and are personally responsible for full compliance with the laws governing copyright. They must obtain copyright permission statements for any materials they intend to quote at length or reproduce in their manuscripts beyond the limits of fair use, including music, poems, short stories, tests, magazine or newspaper articles, photographs, and computer software.
Students must follow standard academic requirements regarding the footnoting of research material, according to the style manual approved by their department.
If you are using images, maps, or other illustrative material in your paper, there are several factors to keep in mind to ensure they are used in a manner consistent with the doctrine of fair use. It is better to use images at a resolution adequate for your purposes, but not of such rich quality that they may encroach on any potential market for the original works. Make sure that the images used are subject to a scholarly analysis, criticism or comment in your paper. Do not use more of the work than necessary. Attempt to gain permissions for any images you’ve used that are under copyright. Gaining permissions may prove difficult. Retain all documentation related to your efforts and submit such documentation to the Graduate School with your thesis or dissertation.