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 Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act permit an individual to copy a limited part of a work without infringing copyright provided that the purpose is for research or study, or for criticism or review.
To determine whether activity is a "fair dealing for research or study", a court may consider the following:
For more information on the Fair Dealing provisions visit the Copyright Website.
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:
Contact the Copyright Officer by email Library-Copyright@curtin.edu.au, or phone (+61 8) 9266 7494 for queries relating to: