Quick Guide - Copyright Obligations for Students

Remember to cite all sources used and refer to your unit outline to check which referencing style you should use.

Description

Submitted as assignment &
accessed by students & staff only

Submitted as blog/ePortfolio
​available to public

Create

A work or resource (musical work, artistic work, podcast, reflection, essay, etc) which is all my own original work

  • Yes, and you own the copyright to the original work you create!

  • Yes, and you own the copyright to the original work you create!

Public Domain
A work or resource that is in the public domain i.e. no longer in copyright

  • Yes.
  • Works in the public domain vary from country to country.

  • Yes.
  • Works in the public domain vary from country to country.


Small amounts of text from websites, textbooks, newspapers, etc

  • Yes.

  • Yes.


A resource licensed under Creative Commons

  • Yes, check details of Creative Commons licence.

  • Yes, check details of Creative Commons licence.

Image or diagram from a textbook

  • Yes.

  • No, unless you have written permission.

Images from the web
(Not from password protected sites)

  • Yes.

  • Check copyright.

Images from the ACU licensed
image databases

  • Check terms and conditions of each image database.

certificate

Competency record completed
as part of training

  • Yes.

  • Yes, if the competency record has originated from ACU. Otherwise, request for permission.

YouTube Logo

A video on YouTube/Web

  • Check that it is from an authorised source and/or uploaded with owner's permission.

  • Check that it is from an authorised source and/or uploaded with owner's permission.

An article that I located from the library’s e-journals or databases

Music I downloaded from iTunes

  • Restricted.

  • Restricted.

I have permission to use a work or resource from the copyright owner

  • Yes, and copy of permissions must be kept by the student.

  • Yes, and copy of permissions must be kept by the student.

Source for images used in table above:

  1. Adapted using Single Tag courtesy alfcb retrieived from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1324272.
  2. No image used.
  3. No image used.
  4. Image courtesy Creative Commons retrieved from http://creativecommons.org/about/downloads.
  5. Adapted using Old book courtesy mzacha retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/907762 and Castle with red vine leaves courtesy bschwehn retreived from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1385274.
  6. Adapted using field of dreams courtesy lynnc retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/54084, musical design courtesy ilco retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1206705, and people courtesy wagg66 retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/36322.
  7. ditto.
  8. Adapted using Grungy Texture 3 courtesy ba1969 retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1395890.
  9. Image courtesy YouTube retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/t/press_room_image_files.
  10. Image Letters WEB (http://) 3 courtesy mmagallan retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/761986.
  11. Image Abstract Note courtesy fangol retreived from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1282210.
  12. Adapted using Envelope Polaroid courtesy rpspublici retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1189121.

References:

Australian Copyright Council
Cameron, J. (2006). Print and Graphic Copying and Communicating Guidelines. Australian Catholic University
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Austl.).
Copyright Agency Limited

Page last updated: 09 Feb 2017

Short url: http://library.acu.edu.au/1141698