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- You must gain permission for wholesale re-use of any material that is copyrighted by someone else. This includes maps, drawings, tables, figures, photographs, sound files, and video clips, among others.
- You do not have to have permission to quote from another published work, as long as you attribute your source properly.
- Copyright of your dissertation is owned by you, the author, as soon as you create it (or, in copyright law talk, "fix in a tangible form"). There are some choices for what you do with your copyright after that.