|This website is undergoing a complete revision, so some of the links will take you to 'old' infosheets, some to 'new' webpages. All of the information is current regardless of format, but if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Kate Makowiecka, the University Copyright Coordinator, either by phone: +61 8 9360 7491 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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, 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 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.
Information for Undergraduates, Honours and Masters by coursework students, and candidates for a Higher Degree by Research: e.g. Masters by research or PhD.
Information on the delivery of unit materials to students & copyright issues relevant to your research.
Information for Library staff
Please contact Kate Makowiecka, the University Copyright Coordinator, for further information
Phone: 9360 7491 or email: email@example.com
The information and advice given in these pages is for general use: it is not legal opinion.