Copyright for students

General principles

  • cite all material that you use correctly to clearly attribute through accurate referencing
  • ensure that if you use a "substantial" part of a work you have the right to use it in your publications
  • only make copies of material, whether print of electronic copies, in accordance with the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act, or use other approaches such as permission from the creator
  • material on the Internet is not necessarily able to be freely copied or reproduced without permission.
  • Library staff can assist with information on copyright

The Australian National University is committed to compliance with the Copyright Act 1968 and upholding the rights of creators and users of copyright material.

copyright guide (PDF, 470KB) has been prepared to assist students to understand the basics of copyright for their theses, publications and other work. Further general assistance can be found from the University Library.

If you need legal advice in relation to a University copyright matter and your question has not been resolved after reviewing the materials in this guide, you may refer your question to the University Legal Office for further assistance.