Copyright is a form of Intellectual Property. It gives the copyright holder exclusive rights to control uses of their work, including:
Copyright at Curtin helps Curtin staff and students understand their obligations and entitlements, including:
Curtin staff and students are both creators and users of copyright material.
The University participates in 3 licensing schemes that are negotiated by Universities Australia with copyright collecting societies.
The University Copyright Procedures require staff arrange unit readings through the Library. The library can ensure we meet our copying limits under the University's copyright licenses and attach warning notices as required. Staff should not upload copies of third-party copyright material directly to Blackboard. Instead, staff should set up unit readings through the Library Reading Lists service. Reading lists is integrated with Blackboard.
Information on creating your own Reading lists can be found here.
If you want to copy more than the ‘fair dealing’ copying limits, communicate more than is allowed by the statutory licenses, or if you want to include copyright material in a publication or thesis:
A sample letter for a thesis request.
Contact the Copyright Officer by email Library-Copyright@curtin.edu.au, or phone (+61 8) 9266 7494 for queries relating to: