Copyright applies to all types of different material such as books, magazine articles, music and films. Copyright usually belongs to the person who created the work and they have the right to control how their work is used.
Under the Copyright Act students are allowed to use copyright material for research and study. If you are copying or scanning material you are able to to use up to:
In order to use more than these allowances you need to:
To avoid any copyright issues use images that are free for educational purposes. Free images can be found on these sites:
If using Google to find images, make sure you limit the search so that only free images appear in the results. In the search results click on:
It is important to acknowledge the source of any material you use in the course of your study.
Here are some guides to assist you with citations and bibliographies.
Copyright! short film. Produced by Federation University Australia in collaboration with GoTAFE.
An entertaining and engaging video to educate students on what copyright is and how to avoid copyright infringement.
Students are able to play commercially produced DVDs,films and videos in class as part of an assessment or for research and study. Streamed online videos, such as those available through the SWTAFE library, and Youtube can be streamed live in class for educational purposes as long as it is not an illegal or pirated copy.