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I am currently writing a proposal for my research topic and I want to copy figures from published articles into my proposal document. To put it in perspective, almost all the copied figures are to go in the Literature review section of the document.

Is it necessary to send an email to each and every author requesting permissions to copy the figures, even though complete citations and references are included? I referred to the following link:
MITLibraries: Reuse of content in thesis. From what it says, copying images in thesis (with correct citations) seems to be valid under US copyright law.

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closed as off topic by clemens, Kurt, David Carlisle, Joseph Wright Oct 16 '12 at 21:06

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In a strict sense, the above question is not a TeX related question. In case questions related to dissertations (esp. those which are relatively independent of TeX) are impermissible here, please suggest a suitable forum before marking this question as closed. – Shashank Sawant Oct 16 '12 at 20:49
Several similar questions have been asked on academia.stackexchange.com – Alfred M. Oct 16 '12 at 20:55
Clearly off topic for us, but also a 'legal' question, and thus dependent on your location and so on. – Joseph Wright Oct 16 '12 at 21:10

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