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.
Did you know that using some else's work without their permission is against the law? Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth).
For more information see the Students and Copyright and the Copyright for Schools information sheets at the Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools at Smartcopying.
|Don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For help see the Junior School or Senior School referencing guides, and / or CiteMaker.|
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Question: The School has an Education Licence so does this mean I doesn’t have to worry about Copyright?
Answer: The School does have an Education Licence, and while this gives us extra rights there are still limits to what we can and can't do. See the What can you copy and use section of this guide for more details. Irrespective, even if the work is in the freely available in the public domain, you still need to cite and reference your sources.
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from the Australian SmartCopy glossary or Lexico (the online Oxford dictionary) or LAW.COM legal terms and definitions.
Author, Copyright, Assignment, Creative Commons, Fair dealing, Fair use (with example) Infringement, Intellectual property, Licence, Moral rights, Open Education Resources (OER) Plagarism, Public domain, Reasonable portion, Royalties, Statutory Broadcast Licence, Statutory text and artistic works licence, Works.
Copyright, 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.
COVID-19 and the move to online learning has had a big impact on Australian schools. To provide clarity for teachers the National Copyright Unit (NCU) has published the following information on their SmartCopy web site.
Use the following SmartCopying resources to gain a basic information of Copyright in Australia, as well as information about what you can and can't do. This information comes from the National Copyright Guidelines. For more information see also the Australian Copyright Council eBooks located under the Bookshelf section of this guide.
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In text reference / citation: Common Sense Education (2020) or (Common Sense Education, 2020)
Bibliography / Reference list: Common Sense Education (2020). Creativity, Copyright, and Fair Use, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/xvZHNwBHirQ
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