Blanking out third-party material

There are several options available:

  • If you want to include the material and permission is needed then you will need to contact the copyright owner.

If permission has not been given or there is not enough time to get permission.

  • You can cover the image with a white text box and instead include the reference to the image/diagram/ table to allow your readers to find the original source material.
  • Place a moratorium (restriction) on access to your thesis.   This is less desirable as it restricts others accessing and potentially citing your work.

For more information please contact the University Copyright Advisors:


Ring: 01509 222399 (Monday-Wednesday) or 01509 222351 (Wednesday-Friday)

Updated by C. Greasley, 2 February 2018

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