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Copyright: Creative Commons

Copyright information and resources for senior school students and teachers

Source: Black, S. (2020).

CopyrightAll students and staff have obligations under the Australian Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth). These resources help you understand how to apply Copyright and Creative Commons guidelines.

Referencing Notice Don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For help see the Junior School or Senior School referencing guides, and / or CiteMaker.
Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:


Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Copyright | Creative Commons: Basic definitions

DefinitionsCopyright, Creative Commons and Public Domain are a few terms you will need to understand as each comes with different legal obligations. Often, but not always, you will see a icon that indicates what type of licence is being used. This lets you know what you can and can't do.

Copyright | Creative Commons: Types of Creative Commons Licences

There are many different Creative Commons licences. This is because you can mix and match various key components. The following list gives you information about some of the more common licences and the components that make up these licences.

What is a CC licence?

'The CC licences provide a simple standardised way for individual creators, companies and institutions to share their work with others on flexible terms without infringing copyright. The licences allow users to reuse, remix and share the content legally.

Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence DOES NOT mean giving up your copyright. It means permitting users to make use of your material in various ways, but only on certain conditions." (Creative Commons Australia, n.d.)

Copyright | Creative Commons: Online resources

Level 1 resourceWeb sites

Copyright | Creative Commons: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.


In text reference / citation: (2018) or (, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: (2018). Using Creative Commons Content, [eVideo].


In text reference / citation: Process Arts (2011) or (Process Arts, 2011)
Bibliography / Reference list: Process Arts (2011). Creative Commons licences explained , [eVideo].

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