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Source: Black, S. (2020).
All 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.
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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
The following online resources are from trusted and authoritative sources. For more information see also the eBooks in the Kerferd Library published by the Austalian Copyright Council. These are located under the Bookshelf tab.
Copyright | Online resources
School Copyright information sheets (SmartCopying, n.d.)
"The information sheets aim to provide useful summaries and some practical copyright examples for school teachers. They do not provide a detailed discussion on copyright issues and scenarios. For more complicated copyright queries, please contact your local SmartCopy copyright manager. " (SmartCopying, n.d.)
Copyright FAQs (SmartCopying, n.d.)
"The FAQs aim to provide users with a quick answer to common copyright questions asked by school teachers. They do not provide a detailed discussion of copyright issues and scenarios. For more complicated copyright queries, please contact your local SmartCopy copyright manager." (SmartCopying, n.d.)
Creative Commons Licence Chooser (Creative Commons, n.d.)
Use the Creative Commons Chooser to build your own Creative Commons licence.
Creative Commons image search
Browse over 500 million images, available for reuse. All the content is under Creative Commons licenses or in the public domain.
Australian Copyright Council
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. [They are the peak body] for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. (Australian Copyright Council, n.d.)
Creative Content Australia
"Creative Content Australia supports the screen industry by raising awareness about the role of copyright, the importance of legal screen content, and the impact of piracy on creators of the film and TV shows". (Creative Content Australia, n.d.)
Nothing beats the real thing (Creative Content Australia, n.d.)
"Nothing beats the real thing! is a free online education website for primary and secondary teachers, featuring a number of programs with clear curriculum links, structured activities and assessment suggestions to help students understand more about screen copyright." (Creative Content Australia, n.d.)
Fair use (Australian Society of Authors, n.d.)
"Australian law sets out a series of clear exceptions to copyright infringement known as "fair dealing". Fair dealing exceptions allow use of copyright material for the purposes of review or criticism, research or study, parody or satire, new reporting, judicial proceedings or legal advice. Meanwhile, under our statutory licensing scheme, schools, universities, businesses and libraries pay a small fee to publishers and authors to copy sections of their work without seeking permission." (Australian Society of Authors, n.d.)
Important changes to copyright law (Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, 2017)
"The Government has passed changes to Australia’s copyright law that will improve access to copyright materials for people with disability, while simplifying and streamlining the copyright framework for the education, library and archive sectors. The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 passed by the Senate on 15 June 2017, the final stage of the parliamentary process." (Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, 2017)