Copyright Compliance Policy


In undertaking teaching, research or other University activities, it is often necessary to use, adapt or link to material that is owned by a party other than the University. The University supports the lawful use of Third Party Material for these purposes.

This Policy sets out the University's position on the use of Third Party Material and associated copyright compliance requirements. As copyright infringements may result in civil or criminal action against the University and / or the individual responsible for the infringement, copyright compliance is each individual's responsibility.

This Policy does not set out the University's position on the ownership of copyrighted material created by members of the University. That is addressed in the Intellectual Property Policy.

RMO File No. 2016/1150
Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
Responsible policy officer Copyright Officer
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 6 July 2016
Related Policies IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy

Intellectual Property Policy

Code of Conduct

Student Misconduct Rules

Legal Compliance Policy

Procedure for Actioning Copyright Infringement Allegations and Take-Down Notices

Related legislation Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
Superceded Policies Copyright Policy
Effective from 6 July 2016
Review Date 31 July 2019
Contact for queries about the policy Contact the Copyright Officer on 35244 or email

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