Under copyright agreements, the University may make available a reasonable portion of a work ONLY if another portion has not been made available elsewhere on campus at the same time.
Can I add an article to my Moodle site?
Yes, as long as it hasn't already been added to any other unit on Moodle. Best practice is to link to the article via one of the Library databases, or provide citation details for students to access it themselves.
Can I add a YouTube video to my Moodle shell?
Students may be given the direct link to YouTube videos, however copies cannot be made without permission. YouTube should be linked to only with caution, as the original may be infringing copyright. Check carefully!
Can I make this a clip available online?
Commercial films may not be copied or put online (unless a licensed agreement permits).
For teaching your students, you may copy:
Can I use material which is freely available on the Internet?
Just because material on the internet is freely available, doesn't mean that you may simply copy it. The usual limits will apply. You can also check for any copyright statement on the web site about using material. Creative Commons material may allow more generous limits.
Material found on the Internet should be referenced as usual.
Can I show a film clip or video?
Under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), permission is generally not required from copyright owners to screen a film or video in class, provided:
In some cases, the terms and conditions applying to the purchase or hire of films or videos may mean you would be breaching a contractual licence by screening the film or video in class, even though you are not infringing copyright. For example, videos and DVDs that have been hired from video rental shops using a private borrowing card must not be used other than for private home viewing.
YouTube videos should be used with caution as they may be infringing copyright.
Academics have a personal responsibility to ensure that their course is compliant with Copyright, including courses which they have 'taken over' from another academic.
Copyright limitations each calendar year
Books: One chapter or 10% (whichever is greater) of an edition.
Journals: One article from each issue, or more than one if it is for the same research topic.
If someone has already used a portion of this document on campus this year, Library staff may be able to: