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AUT Scholarly Commons: Copyright

Copyright guides for research students

Third party copyright: note that if you wish to include in your thesis/dissertation any material to which someone else holds the copyright, you must obtain their permission. The Copyright Guidelines for Research Students will help you understand this issue. A sample permission request letter is included in Appendix 1. Check the AUT Scholarly Commons FAQ too.

Rights statement

General Copyright Statement

All items in AUT Scholarly Commons are provided for private study and research purposes and are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Theses and Dissertations

  • Any use you make of these documents or images must be for research or private study purposes only, and you may not make them available to any other person.
  • Authors control the copyright of their thesis or dissertation. You will recognise the author’s right to be identified as the author of the thesis or dissertation, and due acknowledgement will be made to the author where appropriate.
  • You will obtain the author’s permission before publishing any material from the thesis or dissertation.