Who holds copyright on my thesis?
The copyright for the thesis remains with the candidate, except where copyright content is owned by others. The University, however, is of the view that important contributions to knowledge are effective only when suitably available for reference and consideration. The University therefore reserves the right to allow free access to the copy of the thesis retained by the Library, subject to the short-term restrictions arising from possible commercial application of the work described in the thesis. In some cases, the whole or part of a thesis might have to be further restricted because of the nature of the material. Consultation or reference to that copy will be under the normal academic custom relating to research; that is, anyone wishing to reproduce or otherwise use the contents of the thesis will do so only with the permission of the author and in circumstances where full recognition is given to the work of the author.
The University of Newcastle requires mandatory submission of an electronic copy of your final thesis via the University's institutional digital repository NOVA: http://ogma.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Index
By submitting your thesis online, you provide worldwide access to your research via the internet. For this reason you must also take appropriate action to avoid copyright infringement.
Copyright in your digital thesis
Information relating to Copyright in your digital thesis is available here
Further information on copyright for enrolled candidates is available from the RHD candidates' Blackboard site.