|Copyright is owning the rights to what you have created.
It is is a type of legal protection for people who express ideas and information in specific forms, e.g. writing, images, music or video.
Copyright protects the form or way an idea or information is expressed, not the idea or information itself.
Having copyright over a work allows creators (such as authors, teachers, musicians, etc.) to be compensated for the use of their work, and is therefore an incentive to create.
The Copyright Act (1968) and various Intellectual Property Acts provide the legislative basis to manage rights.
Copyright owners have the exclusive statutory right to exercise control over copying and other exploitation of their works for a specific period of time . Exceptions to the Australian Copyright Act, such as Fair Dealing , allow students and teachers to use the work of a copyright owner in a limited manner without permission. All other uses require permission.
Exceptions under Fair Dealing allow students and teachers to copy a work for the purpose of research and study.
Generally this allows students and teachers to copy:
In December 2017, changes were made to the Act under the The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017. This includes new Disability exemptions and allows libraries to make preservation copies of items they already hold.
Hunter TAFE no longer holds the Screenrights for Educational Institutions licence - as a result, Hunter TAFE staff can no longer copy free-to-air tv, pay tv and radio programs (including podcasts and vodcasts of these); broadcast, or make these copies available to students. Refer to the Smartcopying website for further information:
Use of Television programs and Film by TAFE Institutes without a Screenrights licence
Here is a list of websites that will provide you with more information about copyright:
Finding Creative Commons images using Google
Creative Commons licence - Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike
Use the Creative Commons Information Pack on the SmartCopying website to find out how to reference images appropriately.
Some other sites to find images that can be used under a Creative Commons licence.
Always ensure that you attribute Creative Commons licensed materials. Here is an example of complete CC Attribution for the image below:
Further information on how to attribute Creative Commons material can be found on the Smartcopying website
|Copyright information for TAFE staff available on the TAFE intranet.
(You will be required to login with your TAFE staff username and password)
The Smartcopying website has been produced by the National Copyright Unit on behalf of the Copyright Advisory Groups (Schools and TAFE).