Information for undergraduates, Honours and Masters by coursework students, and graduate research students
Information on the delivery of unit materials to students & other copyright issues relevant to your teaching
Information on copyright issues relevant to your research, conference presentations, and so on
Creative Commons: Supporting Copyright Reform - Article by Timothey Vollmer
Creative Commons (CC) has enabled a new approach to copyright licensing over the last ten years. CC licenses facilitate novel social, educational, technological, and business practices. See the Creative Commons and Open Access page on this website for info on using CC materials in teaching and research.
What is Copyright and why does it matter?
The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) provides the legislative framework for the creation, copying, and communication of electronic, print, graphic, and audio-visual works at Murdoch University. Staff and students are expected to comply with the Act and with the University's Copyright Policy and Intellectual Property Regulations.
The Copyright Act gives authors and other copyright owners of original 'works' the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, communicate, and adapt their material; and to licence, transfer, or sell it to other people.
Almost all written material, images, as well as music and other sound recordings, films and other visual media, are considered as 'works' protected by copyright, whether they are in print format or digital, in a book, a magazine, a DVD, or on a website.
Using copyright protected works without permission from the copyright owner, or according to the provisions of the Copyright Act, or our various licences, could lead to infringement of the Act, with possibly severe repercussions for both the individual and the University.
This website will help staff and students manage the copyright protected works that they use and create in their research, study, teaching, and other activities in and for the University.
For further information please contact the University Copyright Coordinator Kate Makowiecka.
Disclaimer The information and advice given in these pages is for general use: it is not legal opinion.