There is no precise relationship between the amount of text quoted and the requirement for written permission to use the material.
The law governing copyright infringement is based on the fair use principle.
It is recommended that students make an appointment with the thesis advisor as early as possible.
Two days prior to your scheduled Thesis Advising appointment, you should email a complete copy of your thesis as a single Word or PDF document with no images to your Thesis Advisor.
For theses, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute has adopted the APA, parenthetical citation format as implemented by Purdue University as the format for theses and dissertations.
For students in departmental or school MS programs (AT, BCM, CGT, CIT and TLI [IT]), additional information may be available on your department's graduate web site.TECH 646 (a required course for most students) assists the student in developing their proposal and therefore covers how to format the thesis or dissertation.Students who are not required to take TECH 646 may use the following guidelines to ensure their thesis or dissertation is acceptably formatted.During the submission process to an academic journal, you may have transferred the copyright of your work to the publisher.You must obtain written permission from the copyright holder if you are including your previously owned work in your thesis.All candidates have the additional option of applying for registration of their copyright: This establishes a public record of theses/dissertations and confers additional legal rights, enabling individuals to file infringement suits and seek statutory damages as well as attorneys’ fees. Specific questions regarding your rights and responsibilities under U. copyright law may be addressed to the Purdue University Copyright Office: 765.496.3864 or Stewart Center Room 246A. A.3, January 1, 2015 Use of Copyrighted Materials for Educational and Research Purposes.When quoting extensively from copyrighted material, the author must obtain written permission from the copyright holder.When your quotation of copyrighted material could have a negative impact on the existing commercial value of that material, obtain the copyright holder’s permission.Figures or other graphical material, including Web pages, should not be reprinted in your thesis without the author’s consent.You, the author, will be responsible for securing all permissions and pay any fees associated with obtaining these permissions to reuse your work.You will need to upload these permission letters as Copyright Permissions when you upload your thesis to Hammer RR.