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Copyright & licensing

The University is both a producer and consumer of copyright materials. Bond University's Copyright Compliance Policy accords with Australian law.

The Copyright Act gives creators of original works the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, communicate, arrange and adapt their material; and to control the way other people use it.

Copyright compliance

Training for staff

The Library has developed the Copyright Compliance Training Course tailored for Bond educators and researchers. 

The Course covers:

  • use of © works for education purposes and Fair Dealing exceptions
  • use of AV material in multi-modal classes
  • statutory licences
  • resource Lists and iLearn

All educators are encouraged to take this informative and instructional course which contains interactive quizzes and a final test. To access the course, go to iLearn > Communities > Bond HR Learning & Development > Copyright Compliance

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Copyright library guides

Two guides are available to assist in maximising the creation and use of materials while meeting copyright obligations. Advice on other types of licensing and re-use of content is available to staff and students. Specific information on managing copyright in a thesis is available in a guide focusing on thesis writing.

Teaching, Research

For staff

Your guide for using © materials in classes or iLearn. Print and multimedia information, how to avoid infringements and aspects for research.

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For students

When & how you can reproduce material under fair dealing. This guide covers your responsibilities, avoiding plagiarism & lists copyright-free resource sites.

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For HDR students

Writing and submitting your thesis guide, includes information specifically on managing copyright material in your thesis.

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Copyright & licensing questions

Copyright & licensing questions

You may have questions not covered in the guides, or you might need clarification on topics such as:

  • Creative commons
  • Copyleft practices
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Public Domain

Questions can be submitted through the Ask A Librarian service, or to your faculty librarian

More complex questions will be directed to the Manager, Scholarly Publishing & Copyright for follow-up.

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Antoinette Cass

Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright