Intellectual Property (Copyright) Tutorial


Doctoral candidates are required to provide documentation of taking the university's Copyright Tutorial and passing the test at

The tutorial may be taken anytime before turning in the dissertation, but students are advised to take it early in candidacy, as it is designed to educate the student on the frequently confusing and changing copyright laws*.

The tutorial site includes a test that provides a Certification of Completion via email after it has been taken and passed. A copy of this certification must be submitted by the time the dissertation is submitted or the dissertation may not be accepted and the student's graduation may be delayed or denied. Students may submit the certification at any time by printing a copy and delivering or mailing it to Doctoral Degree Evaluator, Office of Graduate Studies, Main 101, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712 (campus mail code G0400).

* It has come to our attention that a number of students have had difficulty with the final question on the Tutorial (#12). If you have difficulty with this question, please go to for help.


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