When a copyright work is created in Australia, the copyright owner obtains a suite of legally enforceable rights.These rights are defined in the Copyright Act, and can be bought, sold or licensed.
A copyright owner can use the term 'All Rights Reserved' to indicate they retain all their rights.
Students and researchers at ACU can still copy and use All Rights Reserved material, using a part of copyright law known as Fair Dealing.
All Rights Reserved - Teachers
As a teacher at ACU you are able to use All Rights Reserved marked works because ACU pays licenses which allow teachers to copy and provide this material to students. These licences vary depending on the type of work.
Text, images or broadcasts
ACU holds statutory licences which allows you to copy the material and use for educational purposes.
Creative Commons is a licensing system that provides a way for creators, companies and institutions to share their work with others on flexible terms without infringing copyright. The licences allow users to reuse, remix and share the content legally. It is also known as Open Access.
Offering work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up copyright. It means permitting users to make use of works material in various ways, but only on certain conditions.
For students and researchers
Creative Commons enables you to use more than the limits under fair dealing for research and study. It also allows other uses like placing on the internet.
Using Creative Commons material allows you to use more than the limits under statutory or voluntary licences, and there is no associated cost.