For students

As a student you have to consider copyright issues on a regular basis. You might use copyright-protected works in a research project, for example. And when you publish your own work (for instance your thesis), you are an author yourself. 

The most important things you need to know about copyright

Find out more about copyright, citing sources and copyright-free sources.

The most important things you need to know about copyright

Using copyrighted work

Finding and processing literature is a standard part of your study activities. In most cases, works produced by others is copyright-protected. Please act carefully when processing sources created by others. 

When you upload a thesis in the Student Theses Archive of Utrecht University, you must have checked that you have not violated copyrights in your thesis. You will be held responsible for any copyright violation.

Students as authors

When you write a thesis, you are the author and the copyright rests automatically with you. This means that you have control over whether and how your material is distributed and/or commercialised. You are the one who is responsible for maintaining academic integrity.


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