Getting a copyright registered is required before you can sue someone for infringement.
If you decide to register your copyright, you can do so Incorporating the works of others in your dissertation – such quotations or illustrative images – is often allowed by copyright law.
This is the case when the original work isn’t protected by copyright, or if the way you’re using the work would be considered fair use.
In some circumstances, however, you will need permission from the copyright holder.
You can view them in e Scholarship, UC’s open access repository.
The campuses currently sharing ETDs in e Scholarship are: Open access requirements and practices vary by campus.
Phinishe D: A discussion group for people working on theses and dissertations.
You will need to create an account to view posts, and a moderator must approve your registration before you can access them.
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.