Australian copyright law includes a Fair Dealing provision that allows students and researchers to copy and use limited amounts of other people’s material (third party material protected by copyright) in their study or research, without the permission of the copyright owner.
You may include the copied material in work you submit to your lecturer or examiner, (including in your thesis) provided that you:
- acknowledge it
- do not share the copied material with others
- do not use the copied material later if you intend to publish your work.
Most of the teaching materials and resources that UOW provides you are protected by copyright. These are offered for your own educational purposes, and you are not allowed to reuse or share them without permission of the copyright owner. Improper or illegal use of teaching materials may lead to prosecution for copyright infringement. For example, you must not upload course materials to document sharing websites.