e-Learning News: Student use of Copyright material (Issue 9 2017)
Written on the 22 June 2017
Copyright is a set of rights assigned to an owner of a piece of work that could be literary, artistic, musical, film, computing, that prohibits a person from reproducing the work. Under the Copyright Act, students have exemptions to using copyright material called 'fair dealing'. Fair dealing can is used for learning that is for:
The amount of copyright material that can be reproduced can only be a portion of the work. A full reproduction of any copyright material is in breach of the Copyright Act.
There are materials that students can reproduce in their entirety. These works are under a separate licence called Creative Commons. Creative Commons allows students to not only reproduce the whole work but, in some situations, also modify the original work.
Finding Creative Commons work
What if you can't tell if a material is under a Creative Commons licence?
Acknowledging the author of the material
Osborne, A (2013) Student working on Assignment, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ozbornea/8416811863
Sharing Copyright Material