Copyright at Swinburne

Swinburne is committed to ensuring that our staff and students are provided with information about the requirements of copyright law when accessing and using material protected by copyright.

Copyright management at Swinburne is guided by the principles of clause 9.3 of the Swinburne People, Culture and Integrity policy and the Swinburne Copyright Guidelines [PDF, 207KB].

Copyright for students

Find copyright information and access the copyright for students tool for guidance on using images, video, text and music in your assignments.

Copyright for teaching

Use the copyright for teaching tool (login required) to find information specific to the media type you want to make available to your students.

Search the library for journal articles, book chapters, images and audio visual material to make available to your students. Learn how to create persistent links to resources (login required).

Contact your Liaison librarian if you need help with your search or advice on new and high quality teaching materials.

If the material you want to use is not available through the library, information about how you can use certain types of media under copyright law is on the Copyright wiki (login required). 

The copyright wiki also includes information about how to use Echo360 ALP lecture recording while staying copyright compliant and detailed information about creating teaching videos.

Academic staff and Higher Degree by Research students can find copyright information for researchers on the wiki. There is also general information about copyright law.

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    Copyright guidelines [PDF, 207 KB]

    The copyright guidelines have university-wide application and provide functional directions for all staff and students who use or create copyright material as part of their roles and duties at Swinburne.

Contact us

Contact the Swinburne Copyright Office at