Copyright is the legal means by which authors and other creators control the use of their work and being able to earn a profit from their work.
Copyright information sources
The Department’s Intellectual Property and Copyright website contains general information about the Departments policy and guidelines see:
Intellectual Property and Copyright.
The Smartcopying website contains comprehensive information about educators’ rights to use copyright. This information includes:
- Information about educators’ rights to use copyright including:
- National Copyright Guidelines incorporating information about the major education licences and an explanation of fair dealing and educational exceptions under the
Copyright Act 1968
- information sheets on topical issues
- resources including:
- Creative Commons
- Open Education.
For further information or advice contact the Legal Services Unit on (03) 9637-3146.