9.2. Copyright – resources, materials and compliance
The University and staff and students of the University are both creators and consumers of copyright material. These activities are governed by the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). The University is committed to ensuring that its staff and students are provided with information about the requirements of copyright legislation and contractual commitments when accessing and using material protected by copyright.
Other than copyright in certain “scholarly works”, the University owns and asserts copyright over all copyright material created by employees in the course of their employment.
Copyright management throughout the University is guided by:
- the University’s IP principles set out in the Intellectual Property Regulations 2017
- a commitment to providing access to the knowledge of the world for the University’s staff and students
- promotion of the effective use of information resources by the University community
- encouragement of open access to copyright material to support education and the transfer of knowledge, ideas and cultural expression throughout the world
- the desire to support the use of copyright material to encourage the teaching, learning and research activities of the University
- support for an effective voice for public interest perspectives in the copyright debate through the University’s membership of Universities Australia and the Australian Digital Alliance.