Copyright Hub

Copyright protects the expression of an idea, not the idea itself. Copyright is automatic and does not require any registration.

This Copyright Hub provides information to assist and educate you in creating and legally using copyright protected material in your learning, teaching and research activities.

Students

Academic Integrity

Find out what academic integrity is, how it relates to you, how to follow the rules including copyright for students and what to do if you're accused of academic misconduct. It's important you understand your responsibilities.

Academic Integrity

Copyright in Open Access environments

Learn how to use copyright protected material in Open Access environments such as social media, websites and blogs.

Copyright in Open Access environments

Staff

Copyright information for University staff

Copyright information and instructions to help you when using copyright protected material in your teaching, in reliance on the educational statutory licences.

Copyright information for University staff

Using third party material in teaching, learning and research activities [staff access required]

LMS copyright responsibilities [staff access required]

Copyright Training Module

This self-enrolment training module will give you the basics of copyright for a professional academic career. In the education sector, copyright is a critical piece of our daily activity, whether it's complying with statutory licences when copying for students, enabling students to copy using fair dealing or adhering to copyright licence requirements in your teaching and research activities.

Copyright Training Module

Academic Integrity for staff

Learn about Academic Integrity and copyright responsibilities.

Your responsibilities

Copyright in Open Access environments

Find information on using copyright protected material in Open Access environments such as social media, websites and blogs.

Copyright in Open Access environments

University Music Licence

La Trobe University is covered by a music licence for certain uses of music in teaching, learning and research activities. This License is granted from APRA, AMCOS, ARIA and PPCA for the use of both music and sound recordings.

To discover if your use of music is covered by the University Music Licence, please carefully read these guidelines provided by Universities Australia.

University Music Licence guidelines (PDF, 754Kb)

Researchers

Copyright in research data

Unless there is an agreement in place that specifies otherwise, La Trobe University owns the copyright in your research data. The following page provides information on the exclusive rights La Trobe University will have with your research data including licensing options for re-use.

Copyright in your Research Data

Copyright and your thesis

Once your thesis is written it will be protected by copyright. Copyright will also apply to any drafts of your thesis. You'll own the copyright in your thesis, unless there's an agreement in place that specifies otherwise. This page will give you more information on copyright, submitting your research and your thesis.

Copyright in a thesis

Copyright in Open Access environments

Find information on using copyright protected material in Open Access environments such as social media, websites and blogs.

Copyright in Open Access environments

Copyright Permission Service

Direct permission from a copyright owner may be required to use material if you cannot rely on any exceptions under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 including copying and communication limits of the Educational Statutory Licence.

A service is available to seek copyright permission on behalf of La Trobe University staff to use copyright protected material in any La Trobe University related teaching, learning or research activity. This might include using material in the University Learning Management System (LMS), University publications, web pages, events, research, publications, presentations, or conference papers which relate to your capacity as a current La Trobe University staff member.

The Copyright permission service is not available to students engaging in non-staff related activities (e.g., assignments, thesis, student presentations).

Please refer to information on Requesting permission from a copyright owner to reproduce material.

Access the permission service

Information on this page is adapted from the University of Melbourne Copyright Office and is used with permission from University of Melbourne.

Contacts

David Janssen
University Copyright Advisor
Library
T: (+61 3) 9479 5360
E: copyright@latrobe.edu.au

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