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#1 josse

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:47 AM

hallo,

How do you use picture in your thesis, papers etc..?

Because of the copyright you cant use a lot of pictures , but can you use picture in researcharticles? Or are those copyrighted too?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

It's quite simple. If you don't own the picture, you need the permission of the owner to publish it. If you didn't take the photo, you don't own it.

The exception is photos released under a GPL, Creative Commons or similar public use license; even then you must provide whatever attribution is specified by the license.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:10 AM

if the picture comes from a paper or book you will have to provide a citation
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:22 AM

if the picture comes from a paper or book you will have to provide a citation


Offcourse, I know that, but can you do it?

I mean: can you use a picture from an article (paper) in your dissertation without asking for permission even if you provice a citation?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

I mean: can you use a picture from an article (paper) in your dissertation without asking for permission even if you provice a citation?


No. See the first sentence of my prior post. The published photograph belongs to the journal -- you need their permission to re-publish it.

You can cite it -- something like "see Fig. 1 in reference 3" -- but to include the actual photo, you need permission.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:45 AM

I mean: can you use a picture from an article (paper) in your dissertation without asking for permission even if you provice a citation?


No. See the first sentence of my prior post. The published photograph belongs to the journal -- you need their permission to re-publish it.

You can cite it -- something like "see Fig. 1 in reference 3" -- but to include the actual photo, you need permission.


Ok I see.

Then I must for permission for every picture.

And what about tables of lists? (like a biochemical table?) you use from other papers?

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

I mean: can you use a picture from an article (paper) in your dissertation without asking for permission even if you provice a citation?


No. See the first sentence of my prior post. The published photograph belongs to the journal -- you need their permission to re-publish it.

You can cite it -- something like "see Fig. 1 in reference 3" -- but to include the actual photo, you need permission.


Ok I see.

Then I must for permission for every picture.

And what about tables of lists? (like a biochemical table?) you use from other papers?


Hi,
Ideally you should make your own figures and say something like "Redrawn from Smith et al." I guess with photos if you can't get permission from the author the only thing you can do is describe it and point your readers to the original article.

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#8 moljul

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 03:58 AM

i re-draw the pictures and cite them as usual:

e.g. adopted form: Adams et al. (or something like that)

often you can combine pathways using different sources (books, papers,...). in many cases i think you dont want to give a one-to-one conversion of ONE original picture/graphic!

i think, when you draw graphics by yourself, they will have a little of your own style...makes your thesis/work more individual!

Edited by moljul, 11 September 2009 - 03:59 AM.





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